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Victorian Embroidered Needlework Sampler Mary Cole
  • Victorian Embroidered Needlework Sampler Mary Cole
  • Victorian Embroidered Needlework Sampler Mary Cole

Victorian Embroidered Needlework Sampler Mary Cole

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£400.00


Product Description

This needlework sampler, likely dating from the early Victorian or late Georgian period, offers a fascinating insight into the realities of death, the prevalence of infant mortality and the familiarity that even a young child in 19th century Britain would have had for such things.

Now let me think of death,
while I am young and gay
For God who gave me life
can take it soon away.


The sampler is signed by “Mary Cole Aged 10 Years.” It is likely that the poem refers to a close family member, perhaps the death of a sibling or a cousin. The God “who gave me life” but “can take it soon away” certainly suggest the possibility that death can come at a young age.

The condition of the sampler is good considering its age and fragility, with just a few small holes and areas of wear.

Size (Frame): 37.5 x 30.5 x 2cm
Size (Image): 35 x 27.5cm
Weight: 1080g

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