Fine Georgian antique sampler, 1804 house, man, dog, angels etc. A beautiful antique sampler dating from 1804, so George III in era. Stitched by Betsey Wyre in her ninth year, so she would have been born in 1795/6. It is very finely stitched & the design & motifs are charming.The central house, with a man leading his horse accompanied by his dog, draws the eye first of all. Then, around the edges are lots more lovely details, including animals, birds, trees & 2 little angels.
This is all framed with a scrolling floral border. The verses are worked beautifully too, with tiny but clear letters. The sampler is mounted onto an old wooden board with the remains of some old paper. You can see the selvedges of the fabric under the paper on the 2 long sides.There is some damage, mainly to the edges, as you can see in the pictures. The bottom left corner & a small area on the right edge are worst affected. The main body of the sampler is pretty good, with just a few very tiny nibbles.
I think that for the age, it is still very presentable & could be further improved with careful framing & possibly conservation to the edges affected. 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 "Fine Georgian antique sampler, 1804 house, man, dog, angels etc" is in sale since Friday, April 21, 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.