Late 19th century sampler - 1881. Worked in wool, presumably on gauze, by an anonymous hand, this sampler is completely charming with neat stitch work throughout. The upper section of the gauze is stitched with a central crown which has a floral swag on each side and is then underlined with a floral border followed by a castellated border. There is a blue swag beneath the crown which surrounds two flowers and then has a crown, and two floral motifs to each side and a pair of blue birds in flight below, each with a floral swag beneath them and a flower basket at their side.The lower section of the gauze is stitched with a delightful scene of a two storey house with ivy growing around its front door which has a path leading down to a gate and picket fence. There is a tree on each side of the house with a squirrel by that on the left and a crown to that on the right. There is an expanse of grass on each side of the path and in front of the picket fence with the date of 1881 stitched in front of the gate and a female and male figure standing to its left and right. The whole piece is then surrounded by a brown border with a scalloped top edge then followed by a solid geometric border. The sampler is behind glass so I'm not able to see the reverse, but the colours of the wool appear good though they are likely to have mellowed to some extent over the years. The sampler is contained within a mid/late 20th century bird's eye maple frame which is in good condition with a distressed finish and the odd light scratch a nd scuff mark commensurate with its age. Measures 13 3/4 " x 16" (sight size) and 17" x 19 1/4 " i. PLEASE NOTE - ANY MARKS ETC ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH I'VE NOT ALREADY MENTIONED ARE FROM THE GLARE AND REFLECTION OF THE GLASS AND NOT ON THE SAMPLER ITSELF. The item "LATE 19TH CENTURY HOUSE, GARDEN IN A GARDEN, FIGURES & MOTIF SAMPLER 1881" is in sale since Saturday, January 25, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Samplers". The seller is "cockleheart" and is located in Sowerby Bridge.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia.