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Makers / Maker's Age: Agee, Mary Le Page (age 12)
Date Made: 1823
Origin: Lannee, France
School / Teacher:
Stitches:
Embroidery Thread: Cotton
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 30"w x 24" h
Owner: NSCDA Andrew Low House, Savannah, GA www.nscda.org
Inscriptions: Quand le voiz ces belles campagnes / Cez prez peintz de mille couteurs / Cez vallons, ces hautes montagres / Cez paterres femes de fleurs; / De mille fleur sa main couronne / Laimalle retour du printemps / De cent delicieux presents, / Eile enricht l'automme. / / Fait de par Mary Le Page Agee / Dc 12 Ans Lannee 1823 / (Translation): When I see these beautiful countries, / These valleys, these high mountains, / These beds femes of flowers, / Of thousands of flowers its hand crowns, / Laimalle return of spring / Of hundred delicious presents, / It enriches autumn. / / / Made by Mary Le Page Agee / At 12 years Lannee 1823 //
Predominant Motif: House in center bottom with a lawn with many animals. A figure of a man on one side of the house and a woman on the other. Trees, birds, and basket of flowers above the house. Urns filled with carnations on either side of basket. Verse in a simple cartouche with star and floral motifs on L and R. Beautiful border all 4 sides.
History of Owner: Gift of the Augusta Town Commitee.
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No