Lot 4088
Framed Antique Needlework Sampler, Scottish
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Worked in multi-color silk thread on fine linen ground, the rows of colorful alphabet worked above a cartouche with verse, "Let joy or ease let affluence or content / And the gay conscience of a life well spent / Calm every thought inspire every grace / Glow in thy heart and smile upon thy face", stitched below are the names James White / Agnes White, likely the maker's parents, above the maker's name, "Agnes White / Aged 10 / Pennycuik 1817", bottom register with home surrounded by floral and figural motifs, all within a floral and sawtooth border, presented under glass in an early walnut frame.

Frame dimensions 23.5 x 17.5 in.

Private Collection, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Agnes' verse from Alexander Pope's poem "To Mrs. M.B. on Her Birthday" written in 1723.

Very tiny hole in lower right; some thread looseness in sawtooth border; not examined out-of-frame.