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SARAH WOODBINE,Aged 6 Wrought 1763



  SARAH WOODBINE,Aged 6 Wrought 1763 £550  
A charming and rare mid 18th century small sampler, signed "WROUGHT by me SARAH WOODBINE aged 6 1763". Woodbine meaning lived by a stream near a wood, not named after the cigarette !. Now it is unusual in England to sign a sampler "Wrought" , more commonly found in America.
1763 being a historic year in the American history, the end of the seven year war, French-Indian war. With a result of a Royal Proclamation issued by George III, restricting the westward expansion of British North America, and stabilizing relations with the indigenous peoples of the Americas, by barring white settlement of lands west of the Appalachian Mountains.
It was also a turning point as the British attempted to clamp down on the colonies and impose revenue taxes; the colonists felt secure without British protection. The Proclamation of 1763 lead to the Stamp Act and the Quartering Act, that lead to the Declaration of Independence signed in 1776.
This delightful sampler is only 15 x 18 cm including frame.
Old fold line with splits along it with associated historic repairs in my mind does not detract.


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