19th century Mary Applely birds, flowers and vases sampler


19th century schoolgirl sampler (most likely English) with an unusually pastel color scheme. It features 2 rows of alphabet across the top, with symmetrical pairings of classic motifs– birds, deer, dogs, flowering trees and vases– filling the lower field. Across the bottom a line reads “Mary Applely finished this work in the 13 year of her age.” the later part of which was stitched over a single thread.

The central verse is “Have communion with few… Be familiar with one… Deal justly to all… Speak evil of none.” It is worked in cross stitches (except for the deer’s ears in long satin stitches) with silk thread. Some silk colors appear to have faded although the lovely blue-green and gold appear untouched. The pale cream linen is still very light.

Condition is excellent; no stitch loss, ground fabric is free from any wear. The only minor issues are the slight color fading and some stray loose silk thread ends faintly visible through the fabric. Not examined out of the frame.

16-1/2″ inches high by 17″ wide in a modern frame. Ready to hang and enjoy.

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