Canadian Art, Culture and History

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LOT 89

Lot 89

Georgian Alphabet and Verse Sampler, Harriet Smelt, aged seven years, Gedling near Nottinghamshire, January 12th, 1798

Georgian Alphabet and Verse Sampler, Harriet Smelt, aged seven years, Gedling near Nottinghamshire, January 12th, 1798
Lot 89 Details
Georgian Alphabet and Verse Sampler, Harriet Smelt, aged seven years, Gedling near Nottinghamshire, January 12th, 1798

in period varnished frame
14.25 x 11.2 in — 36.2 x 28.4 cm

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $1,020
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Georgian Alphabet and Verse Sampler, Harriet Smelt, aged seven years, Gedling near Nottinghamshire, January 12th, 1798
  • Georgian Alphabet and Verse Sampler, Harriet Smelt, aged seven years, Gedling near Nottinghamshire, January 12th, 1798
Note:

Verse:
A silent and loving Woman is a gift of the Lord, and there is nothing so much worth as a mind well instructed.

As the Sun when it arisith in the high Heaven; so is the beauty of a good Wife in the ordering of he House.

A Woman that honoureth her Husband shall be judged wise of all.

-Ecclus.26.Ch.V.14.16.26

CONDITION DETAILS

In substantially good age appropriate condition with minor fading and a few small holes.

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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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