SOLD! for $531.00.
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Two schoolgirl needlework samplers, both likely English. 1st item: Silk on linen house sampler, floral border enclosing alphabet bands over a verse and signature with date: "Behold this work I've labored to do / oft times with care I've put my needle thro / Each bush each tree proclaims my steady hand / Would I could all my actions so command – Ann Backhouse Aged 12 1827"; flanked by geometrics and flowers, over bands of trees and flowering bushes with central house motif and a distinctive geometric band. Well executed in shades of blue, red, pink, green, and orange. Later stained wood frame. 16" x 16" sight, 18" x 18" framed. 2nd item: small silk on linen pictorial sampler with dove and stag, basket and bush surrounding a central tree, below a verse "When we devote our youth to God / tis pleasing in his eyes / A flower when offered in the bud / is no vain sacrifice". Floral and vine border. Period birdseye maple frame with gilt rabbet edge. 9" x 10". 12-1/2" x 13-1/2". Circa 1825. CONDITION: 1st sampler: 2 small possible repairs at far left and right side border edges, thread loss to center red bush, center pink/yellow border, top outline of house, and blue alphabet, a couple of scattered small areas of ground loss (under 1/4" diameter). 2nd item: Losses to right edge (under 3/4", 3 holes to left edge (1/2" diameter), light fading/discoloration.