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Makers / Maker's Age: Oates, R
Date Made: 1767
Origin: PA (?) US
School / Teacher:
Stitches: Cross
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 30 cmw x 31.5 cm h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: Time Darks the SKY Time Brings the Day / Time Glads the Heart Time passeth joy a Way / Time Builds a Kingdom Time over throws a nation / Time Writes a Story Of Its Desolation / Time Makes Men Rich and Time Makes Rich Men Poor / Time Has an end When Time shall be no More / (In the bottom section): B Y ro Oates / XIII Numbers 23 V / And they Came to the brook of Eshcol, and Cut down from thence a branch / With one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two Upon a Staff //
Predominant Motif: Sampler has two panels. The first panel includes angels, birds, squirrels, flowers in baskets and a flower stem in a handled urn. One wide cross band of flowers including tulips and carnations and a row of crowns. Across the bottom a scene on both L and R sides with a man in Quaker style attire pointing towards a deer near a tree, in the center the Spies of Canaan bearing a pole with grapes between them. Reversing arcaded strawberry border all four sides.
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No