Friday, 25 November 2011

Quilts & Samplers At Penrith Farmers' Auction * 30 November 2011

There are some charming items for auction on 30th November at Penrith Farmers' in the Skirsgill Saleroom. Lot 130 is a George III child's cot patchwork coverlet having a polychrome satinised floral border enclosing various patchwork sample borders, centred upon a foliate motif embroidered with `May thou be blessed sweetest babe 1808`. It is un-backed and measures 98cm(l) x 84cm(w)and has an estimate of: £100 - £150.
Lot 129 is a 19th century hand-stitched appliqué patchwork coverlet worked by Sarah Kersey and has a central appliqué tree of life motif surrounded by various foliate and figural motifs within two broad borders of conforming design, the outer edge stitched with maker's name. It measures 245cm(square) and comes with an estimate of: £200 - £300.
Also worked by Sarah Kersey when aged 12 in 1831 is Lot 128 a large William IV needlework sampler worked in polychrome threads, with two religious verses, various foliate motifs and a depiction of Adam and Eve and the tree of life, also the Wesleyan Chapel, City Road, London, all within a foliate border and rosewood frame, under glass. It measures 67cm(h) x 64cm(w)and has an extimate of : £300 - £500

Lot 121 is a large, early 19th century patchwork chintz quilt, the centre panel and outer border has appliqué foliate decoration in the broderie perse technique with patterned patchwork samples, quilted in chevrons, diamonds and shell patterns. It measures 262cm x 220cm and has an estimate of : £300 - £400.
Lot 132 ia a 19th century sampler by Elizabeth Brown, dated 1892 and has a row of alphabet letters, bands of flowers, birds and religious verse, with further pictorial flower, birds and deer designs below, all within a geometric and foliate border, worked in polychrome threads , within a simple moulded frame, under glass. It maesures 46cm(h) x 34cm(w) and has an estimate of £100 - £200. For more details click here.

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