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British Folk Art
sampler by Elizabeth Ainge, depicting a pagoda, recumbent deer, butterflies, birds and flowers within a vine border

Sale No: 3001, Lot No: 34

British Folk Art
sampler by Elizabeth Ainge, depicting a pagoda, recumbent deer, butterflies, birds and flowers within a vine border
England, 1841
silk embroidered on wool
Youth thy years are always sliding / Brightest hours have no abiding / Use the golden moments well / Life is wasting Death is hasting / Death consigns to / Heaven or hell; Elizabeth Ainge / finished this Sam- / -pler in the 13 year / of her age May 6 / 1841
sight: 11 3/4″w x 16″h

Provenance:
Garth’s, Delaware, Ohio, 03 September 2011, Lot 412
Property from the Collection of Governor Jim Thompson, Chicago, Illinois

Catalog Note:
Elizabeth may have been the daughter of William and Louisa Ainge of St. James Clerkenwell, Middlesex.

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