H443 Antique needlework sampler signed Mary Ann Bailey
H443 - Late 19th century identified, hand-stitched sampler by “Mary Ann Bailey”. Sampler is stitched with what appears to be cotton threads over linen material and boasts blues, browns, tans, red and ecru colors. Features bands of triple, upper case alphabet letters above a band of single, lower case alphabet letters and the numbers 1 through 24. The offset hand stitched verse reads: “Favour is Deceitful * And Beauty is Vain * But a Woman that * Feareth the Lord she * Shall be Praised”. The maker is identified in the last stitched line of the Sampler that reads: “Mary Ann Bailey Studham Her Work Aged 9”. Various versions of flowers / trees in baskets and urns adorn the field of the sampler. Hearts, a crown and several types of birds and animals are stitched within the sampler. Appears to have been professionally mounted and framed back into original frame. Wire on back for hanging purposes. The actual sampler viewing area measures 15 1/2” tall x 17” wide. Framed measurements are 19” tall x 20 ¼” wide x ¾” thick frame. In researching the maker’s name – Mary Ann Bailey was born June 8th, 1868 in Studham, Bedfordshire England. She passed away in 1947 at the age of 79.