• Item: Embroidered Sampler
• Circa: 1848
• Provenance: Pulford, Chester, England, UK
• Sampler on linen base
• Hand embroidered
• Features coloured wools
• Depicts oriental floral garden scene
• Incorporates people, birds & butterflies
• Floral outer border
• Ornate gilt & rosewood frame
• Inset glass fronted frame
• Good emphasis of child’s embroidery skills
• Completely original sampler
• Very good condition
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a good quality antique Victorian child’s hand embroidered needlework sampler in a rosewood frame, circa 1848, in good original condition. The child’s needlework embroidery sampler was hand worked in Pulford School, near Chester, which was originally attached to the Westminster Estate. Young girls under the age of 12 were expected to show their needlework skills. Often worked in poor light, showing a variety of stitches, the sampler depicts a date, a religious prayer, flanked by birds and butterflies with a floral embroidered outer border on an imaginary chinoiserie scene (Chinese), which was fashionable at this time.
The sampler, which shows surprising craftsmanship and skills, for a young child, with light pastel colours, is completely original. The tapestry is mounted in a glass fronted gilt and rosewood frame for protection and preservation.
This sampler would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway, living room or bedroom. This item base would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of needlework.
Frame Height = 66.4cm or 26⅛” or 2ft 2⅛”
Frame Width = 67.1cm or 26½” or 2ft 2½”
Frame Depth = 3.6cm or 1½”
This sampler is in excellent original condition, with no significant signs of degradation or damage to the embroidered coloured wool. The colours are still present and have not faded having been housed in a glass-fronted frame. The glass frame is intact, with no cracks or damage. The glass fronted gilt and rosewood frame is also in very good condition, with nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The frame retains the original hanging chain and hooks and it is ready to be hung. There is later tape on the back to secure the backboards.
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Ref. Sampler 1