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Sailor's Woolwork Depicting Anchor, Chain, and Cross, Circa 1875.


Sailor's Woolwork Depicting Anchor, Chain, and Cross,

Circa 1875.


The woolwork depicts an anchor and chain overlaid with a cross and heart. The heart with an arrow through it represents romantic love or lovesickness created by a sailor missing his loved one at home.  The "wounded heart" indicating love sickness came to be depicted as a heart symbol pierced with an arrow (Cupid's).


Across the top are the initials  TR and CC in the center and  RHA to the right.


Below is a banner with "Faith Hope and Charity" and to each corner, English roses.   The words are the three key Christian virtues mentioned in Apostle Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 13:13).


Dimensions: Framed 17 3/4 inches high x 17 1/4 inches.








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