PO Box 12911, Chelmsford, England CM1 9BY England 888.203.5701
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$ 1,500

Miniature Antique Sampler by Frances Gill

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials wood & Linen
W. 4.1 in; H. 4.2 in; D. 0.9 in;
W. 10.41 cm; H. 10.67 cm; D. 2.29 cm;
Condition Good. Good. No holes. No stains other than a few pale stain specs and slight uniform age darkening of the ground. No stitch losses. Colours all good and strong with no noticeable fading. Silks bright and glossy. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched.
Creation Date 1800
Description Miniature sampler by Frances Gill, worked in silk on a very fine ground in a variety of stitches. Colours green, gold, pink, cream and red. Inscription reads 'Please to Accept this sMall trifle'. A good selection of motifs, including hearts, flowers, fruit baskets, blossoming trees, crosses, and pairs of birds. Original wood frame, early 19th century, with rippled, pitted, old glass. Mounting: The sampler is tacked to a wood panel which serves also as the backboard, sealed with tape.. Dimensions exclude the frame and slip.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 22578
Incollect Reference Number 427257
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