A large 34" X 25 3/4" Needlework 'Sampler' dated as 1835 by Ellen Jane Clements, aged 13, of Ashton in WALES. The piece is in excellent condition for its age and demonstrates a wide variety of needle work skills. This Sampler was framed under glass when we first obtained it in Somerset, England, last year but the frame was in poor condition so we removed the piece for ease of shipping it back to New Zealand. William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover at the time young Ellen Jane worked on this lovely old item ......he was the third son of George III and the younger brother and successor to George IV. He was the last of the Georgian Kings and penultimate monarch of Britain's House of Hanover. Rare to find Georgian Samplers nowadays....a lovely and highly collectible piece of strong historic interest also.
At Molloy's MEGA ANTIQUES CENTRE, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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