1805 Peacock Sampler by Priscilla Cooper. George III, dated April 2 1805.Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Colours pinks, red, yellow, pale blue, black, purple, browns and greens. Inscriptions read'Grant me, O Lord, > A willing mind to reading> And to work inclin'd my; parents> Then will gladly see that> I can quite industrious be. And'As none can truly life enjoy> Who do not well their time employ> May we in earnest all unite> To make improvement> Our delight'.
Signed and dated'Priscilla Cooper Her Work Aged 8 April 2 1805'. A wonderful set of motifs, including peacocks, birds, potted flowering plants, fir trees, blossoming trees, butterflies and trees. A number of small holes. A few pale stain specks and a patchy stain to the top.No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. The silks bright and glossy. Stretching is very slightly uneven. Frame in good condition, ready to hang.
16ins by 12.5ins wide. For international rates, please see the P&P and Payments tab. Specialising in genuine antique Majolica, Samplers, Staffordshire Figures and Decorative Arts. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "1805 Peacock Sampler by Priscilla Cooper" is in sale since Tuesday, May 06, 2014.This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Samplers". The seller is "madelena2" and is located in Wickford, Essex. This item can be shipped worldwide.