Yet while the sufferer linger'd there. His lips they moved in mental prayer.
I find in this a sweet relief. A solace in this hour of grief. I hope to join him soon again. Where neither sorrow, sin, nor pain.Shall ever reach us more. It is a truly heart-breaking tribute, lovingly crafted to help cope with the loss. My plan was always to tidy it a bit as it was in quite poor condition. Finally, I got around to doing that this week I have been busy.. The last image shows some of the work carried out, which was. 1 To disassemble the frame. 2 To salvage what I could of the damaged sampler. 3 Remove disintegrated parts, gently cleaning the remaining. 4 To thoroughly clean the original frame (I have made no attempt to fill historic damage and wear).
5 To clean the glass. 6 Once clean, the frame was painted with gold paint.7 Once dry, this was overpainted with black liquorice paint. 8 Once dry, this was lightly sanded to reveal some of the gold paint.
9 Once dry, this was waxed with a museum quality wax. 10 The glass was re-placed. 11 The sampler was placed back in-situ. 12 Polystyrene board was placed on the back to prevent future damp (which was the initial cause of the damage).13 Hardboard was placed on top of the polystyrene board. 14 This was tabbed in place. 15 Kraft paper was then put on top. 16 The back was then re-taped. 17 The frame was then re-strung ready to hang. I have used quality materials throughout so that the sampler may give many years of pleasure to the new owner, without further damage occurring.
This item is over 180 years old. Thankfully, the important parts of the sampler were salvaged during my - ie the verses and the images - with most damage occurring at the top (dark staining caused by water ingress) and to the bottom (disintegration of stitching, loss of stitching, loss of material all caused by water ingress).Approx 53cm x 40.5cm (frame). Due to these losses, do study the images to understand the extent of the damage and also to appreciate how presentable the sampler is now. The photographs are high-res so do use the. Zoom function to confirm that you are happy with the item and its condition.
The images form a large part of the description as I may have missed something that is important to you. I welcome questions and thank you for looking. The item "Antique SAMPLER Memorial to George Cook died 1834 by his wife Framed under glass" is in sale since Thursday, July 16, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Samplers". The seller is "quirkabilia" and is located in Kirkhaugh, Northumberland. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.