Amelia Wilson 1837
AMELIA WILSON 1837
A very finely stitched English sampler in superb condition with an unusual pomegranate and palm leaf border, executed in three tiers. The top contains a verse flanked by intricate floral sprays and beneath the verse are more meticulously stitched foliate sprays and a vignette of a small pond with a swimming duck.
The verse is:
The gentle child that tries to please,
That hates to quarrel, fret and tease,
And would not say an angry word;
That child is pleasing to the Lord.
In the center, the “gentle child” plays with her doll and her spaniel, having set down what appears to be a needlework frame. The lower register has the attribution with beautifully stitched baskets of flowers on either side.
Stitches used in the sampler are cross, counted satin, four-sided and petit point. It is framed in probably the original rosewood frame. The color and condition of the sampler are excellent. 16″ x 13″, with the frame 19″ x 17″