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Makers / Maker's Age: Holness, Maria
Date Made: 1800
Origin: England
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Stitches: Cross, Satin, Eyelet, French knots
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 31.5 cmw x 35.5 cm h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: (1 - On the L): Serve the Lord and / he will be a Tender / Father unto the / (1 - On the R): this Work in hand my / Friends may have wh / en I am in my Silent Grave / (2 - on L): Convince the World / that you are just and / true be just in all you / say and in all you do / (2 - on R) When I am dead and / in my Grave and all my / Bones are Rotten when / this You see Remember / me when I am Quite Forgotten // (In center cartouche with a basket and two birds and two flowers on the top): Maria Holness / her / Work 1800 //
Predominant Motif: 3 alphabets: all with U and V transposed, lowercase with J. Each with an ampersand. Numbers 1-5, 1-24. Various cross bands. Motifs of strawberries, crowns, hearts, eight pointed stars. At the center bottom a three story house with four chimneys, a tall tree and four small trees on each side, a leaning plant, a dog and a vase. Arcaded honeysuckle border all four sides.
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No