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A big Georgian style house dominates this large sampler. It is flanked by two straight lines of trees with birds. The sampler border is of the acorn and oak leaf pattern, and there are other flower and tree designs scattered over it. The embroidered verse reads: 'For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved we have a building of God an house not made with hands eternal in the heavens. For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ that every one may receive the things done in his body according to that he hath done whether it be good or bad.' The Tree of Knowledge and figures of Adam and Eve are embroidered beneath the text. The sampler is inscribed 'Mary Lewis / work in the 13 / year of her age / July 2, 1834'. The words 'Miss' and 'Hughes's School' are embroidered on either side, at the bottom of the sampler. Embroidered in cross stitch, in coloured silks and cottons, on fine linen. Dimensions: 58cm x 55cm.

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Vickie (Smith) Savory's profile picture
I love the detail and the fine stitching!

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