Mid 19th century linen and wool work sampler by Margaret Hartley aged 12 - 1847. This sampler is completely charming with neat stitch work throughout. The middle of the upper section of the linen is stitched with a very sweet two storey red house with a heralding cherub hovering on either side and the following short verse above. Duty fear and love we owe to God above. Margaret's details and the date of 1847 are stitched beneath then the whole piece is surrounded by a deep arcaded tulip border.The linen has overall discolouration consistent with its age, slightly darker around the edges, marginally moreso along the top and bottom. The sampler is behind glass so I'm not able to see its 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 its seemingly original rosewood frame with gilt slip, both in good condition with the odd light scratch and scuff mark commensurate with their age. " x 16" (sight size) and 14 x 19. 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 RED HOUSE & FLOWER BASKET SAMPLER BY MARGARET HARTLEY 1847" is in sale since Tuesday, October 16, 2018. 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.