This punch paper sampler was a craft widely used circa 1900. Often the verses are religious in nature. This particular example is one of the favorites_ "God Bless One Home". Usually I see "our" instead of "one". The colors are outstanding on this sampler with reds and greens. The work is exemplary. The frame measures 11" x 25 1/2" from extended corner to corner. The inside measurements are 7" x 21". There is glass inside the frame. At one time the corners of the frame had a decoration. This is missing. The backing is wood. It appears a white backing has been placed inside the board. This is positive due to damage from the acid from the board backing. One end shows the punch paper a bit short for the frame. There are 3 small places where the punch paper edge is missing. There is some water damage. This is not extensive. This piece displays quite well.
Large INVENTORY, Prints, Paintings, Flow Blue China, Staffordshire, Transferware, Majolica, Tins
Enjoying Spring with all the flowers blooming and birds singing. Listing several wonderful purchases recently acquired.