Mid 19th century sampler by Ann Brockley - 1846. Worked in wool on gauze, this sampler is completely charming with neat stitch work throughout. The upper section of the gauze is stitched with the following verse which has two floral motifs down the right side.His people for to save. His promise doth not fail. His holy name be feared. The middle section of the gauze is stitched with Ann's name and the date of 1846 which have a central tulip beneath flanked by a floral garland.
The lower section of the gauze is stitched with a charming rural scene of a maiden resting on a stretch of grass, a garden rake in her hand with trees and shrubs around her. There is a butterfly above her with a bird to its left and right and a rose in each of the lower corners. The whole piece is then surrounded by a neat strawberry border. T he gauze has overall discolouration consistent with its age, slightly darker in places.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. There is also a small amount of stitch loss to the red border beneath the verse. The sampler is contained within its seemingly original bird's eye maple frame with gilt slip. Both are in good condition with the frame having the odd scratch and scuff mark commensurate with its age and a small area of old veneer loss on the lower left inside edge and a small loss to the lower left corner of the slip.
Measures 10" x 15" (sight size) and 13 1/2 " x 18 1/2 ". 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 "MID 19TH CENTURY GARDEN SCENE, MOTIF & VERSE SAMPLER BY ANN BROCKLEY 1846" is in sale since Friday, October 4, 2019. 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.