On offer for sale is a wonderful old needlework sampler dated 1887. This is a very large size sampler, approximate dimensions 30 inches by 29 inches including the frame, and 26 inches by 25 inches of the visible sampler. Lovely colors in this sampler, reminds me of the colors of the Fall season .The condition is good for it's age with no issues to mention. Signed and dated in needlework in the lower left corner (Hannah Watson aged 14 years her work done in the year of our Lord 1887). Adam and Eve depicted under the tree of life with two cherubs, one either side. If you look at the top edge just below the border, there are a whole row of initials, probably all the members of Hannah's family including herself .Very decorative border with lots of detailed design within. There are two birds, and six reindeer below. Comes in it's original frame which does have some missing gesso design here and there, but in my opinion does not detract at all, and I consider it a bonus to still have the original frame after all this time. Samplers like this were all part of a young ladies education back in the day to test their sewing skills, and would have taken a long time to complete, likely more than a year. I can't say enough good things about this sampler, it's totally hand sewn, it's very large which is unusual, extremely decorative looking with it's rusty reds and yellow color scheme, and it is sure to make a statement on any ones wall. As with all vintage items like this you should always expect to see some normal signs of age such as usage marks, wear and discolorations. Obviously this is a large piece, and delivery is what it is, but I do try my best to get the very best delivery rates I can find. This will be very well packaged in a custom made wooden box to ensure it's safe arrival....UPS/FEDEX AIRMAIL DELIVERY TO ALL PARTS OF THE USA & PARTS OF CANADA WILL BE $65 & TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WILL BE $95. ITEMS USUALLY ARRIVE WITHIN JUST A FEW DAYS. Payment can be with PAYPAL. Collection in person is not available, this item must be mailed to a verified address....Please email with any questions and thanks for looking in today.
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