Two (2) 19th century European needlework Samplers. 1st item: English school-girl verse sampler, silk on linen, with strawberry vine border and numerous pictorial motifs of flowers, trees, birds, and animals surrounding verse: "industry taught in early days – not only gives the teacher praise – but gives us pleasure when we view – the work that innocence can do – the parents with exalting joy – survey it as no childish toy – but as a prelude to each day – a greater genius will display" above a dove holding olive branch in its mouth, standing on a cross. Signed at bottom, "Eliza Moyce finished this in the 12 year of her age." Dated "1853". Housed under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight – 14" H x 11 1/4" W. Framed – 16" H x 13 1/4" W. 2nd item: Swedish sampler with floral border, four rows of alphabets and Roman numerals over a detailed needlework portrait of a man clasping his hands in a prayer position at a table against blue-green background with shelves on the wall behind him. Surrounding the portrait are images of Duck, swan, fawn, boar, and initials in cartouches. Script at bottom reads, "Fardig 1847" (Swedish for finished). Housed under glass in a giltwood frame. Sight – 11 3/4" H x 14 3/8" W. Framed – 13 3/8" H x 16" W. CONDITION: Both items overall good condition with scattered small linen losses, toning, and fading to thread color. Not examined out of frame.
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