This sampler not dated, but has all the characteristics of an early 1800's sampler. It is likely from the United Kingdom due to the Crowns on the bottom of the sampler. The border is a red & green flowering vine. The red and green is quite vivid. The threads on the remaining sampler have faded. There are 5 rows of numbers and alphabetic characters. Then the following verse is stitched: " Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman that feareth the Lord , she shall be praised. Then Ann Kirkby Aged 12 Years with the two crowns. I see no holes or missing stitches. There are some dark lines where the sampler had been folded. The frame has some missing decoration on the edge.
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