On offer for sale is a circa 1800 needlework sampler signed in needlework Rebecca Procter. Approximate dimensions 16 inches by 18 inches including the frame and 13 inches by 15 inches of the visible sampler. The condition is good for it's age, but it is not perfect, it has some discoloration, staining and a small hole within the verse area along with a couple of other very minor and miniscule worn spots which are hardly worth mentioning. This is all to be expected with a piece which is around two hundred plus years old and just adds to the charm and character of this beautiful vintage handmade needlework sampler. Please check out all of the images to view the beautiful detail work in this sampler. There are birds, dogs, cats, trees, flowers, crowns, hearts and two sailing ships on the lower edge. The ships could be a reference to the girls father being a high ranking seaman, as only people of means would have been able to afford to send their children to school back in those days. This type of needlework would have been all part of a young ladies education back then and would have taken many months to complete. In front of Rebecca's name, are a lot of initials, which are likely referring to all of the other members of her family. On the back of the frame is a much later typed label which says Rebecca lived between 1774-1817, and most times these samplers were completed when they were very young children. The frame certainly looks to be original to this sampler and shows scratches, wear and scuffs as you would expect for a piece of this age. This is ready to be hung on the wall and admired. I can't imagine anyone could be disappointed with this sampler, but please remember it is very old and will show normal signs of age as described above. UPS AIRMAIL DELIVERY INCLUDING PACKING TO ALL PARTS OF THE USA & PARTS OF CANADA WILL BE $40, & TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WILL BE $75. ITEMS USUALLY ARRIVE WITHIN JUST A FEW DAYS. This will be very well packaged in a custom made wooden box to ensure it's safe arrival. Payment can be with paypal from customers with CONFIRMED paypal accounts. 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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