Early/mid 19th century linen and silk work sampler by Hariett Frankling aged 9 - 1846. This sampler is just stunning with fine q uality stitch work throughout, the moreso when one considers Hariett was just nine years old when she completed it. The upper section of the linen is stitched with a central fruit basket with a tree and two floral motifs on either side which have a fruit bush, flower basket, floral motif and two trees above them.The middle section of the linen is stitched with the following verse with Hariett's details and the date of 1846 to finish, a tiny flower basket to their left and right. See lovely fair yon blushing rose. All hail the beauty as it blows. Vain of her charms she courts the sun. And soon her gaudy race is run. Observe in yonder pensiv(e) deale (dale). The white rob'd lily of the vale. Pure emblem of the spotless maid. Adorn'd with flowers that cannot fade. Her work aged 9 years 1846. The title of the verse has a butterfly to its left and right, whilst each side is stitched with an exquisite sinuous rose border.
The lower section of the linen is stitched with a central rosebush with a birds to the left and right of its outer blooms then flanked by a tree, carnation basket, small flower basket, shaped topiary tree and floral motifs. The whole piece is then surrounded by a meandering floral border. The linen has overall discolouration consistent with its age, darker around the edges with some patches of faint staining and general undulation. There are several very small, barely noticeable areas of damage and a larger area around Hariett's first name.One is able to see through the damage that the sampler has been placed onto a backing cloth at some point of time. The sampler is behind glass so I'm not able to see its reverse, but the colours of the silks appear good though they are likely to have mellowed to some extent over the years. The sampler is contained within its seemingly original stained oak frame which is in good condition with scratches and scuff marks commensurate with its age. The frame retains its original top hanging rings but has been strung at a later date.
Measures 11 1/4 " x 15 1/4 " (sight size) and 16" x 20" 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 "MID 19TH CENTURY MOTIF & ROSE VERSE SAMPLER BY HARIETT FRANKLING AGED 9 1846" is in sale since Wednesday, October 16, 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.