Antique Georgian 18th century sampler dated 1793, stags, dogs. A beautiful early sampler, dated 1793. It features stags, little dogs, birds & an assortment of flowers, crowns etc. It tells us that'Sarah Johnson finished this October the 25 1793, aged 12 years'. The verse, which is from Thomas Dyche's'A Guide to the English Tongue', first published in 1707, is.Gay, dainty flowers go swiftly to decay. Poor wretched lifes short portion flies away.
We eat, we drink, we sleep, but lo anon. Old age steals on us, never thought upon. The embroidery is extremely fine. The work is stretched & mounted over a wooden frame with a sheet of thick paper under the fabric. There is some fading & dust marking.
Around the edges are some nibbles, most notably on the corners. The body of the sampler has a handful of tiny holes but no large, missing areas. Most of the breaks, being on the edges, would be hidden when re-framed. If you need to make other arrangements, please get in touch & I can alter the listing requirements.I no longer accept personal cheques, sorry. I do not accept foreign personal cheques under any circumstances. The item "Antique Georgian 18th century sampler dated 1793, stags, dogs" is in sale since Monday, July 10, 2017.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Samplers". The seller is "vintagecountryhome" and is located in Wales. This item can be shipped worldwide.