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$ 1,725

Antique Sampler, 1837, Woodcock by Mary Staley

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials Wood, linen, silk
W. 7.5 in; H. 9.8 in; D. 0.8 in;
W. 19.05 cm; H. 24.89 cm; D. 2.03 cm;
Condition Good. Good. A few small holes (which are backed with linen, so barely visible). No stains. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame showing wear
Creation Date 1837
Description Antique Sampler, 1837, Woodcock by Mary Staley. The sampler is worked in fine wool on a linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering floral border. Colours red, blue, pink, green and brown. Signed and dated 'Mary Ann Staleys Work 1837'. Titled, 'The Chinese Woodcock'. A wonderful central motif of a bird perched in tree, carrying a flowering branch in it's beak.Framed in an old, possibly original, black ebonised wood frame, with rippled old glass. Mounting: The sampler is fixed to linen and stretched over board. Frame backed with paper.. Dimensions exclude the frame and slip.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 22575
Incollect Reference Number 424155
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