On offer for sale is beautiful quality needlework sampler dating to circa 1825. Signed and dated in needlework (Elizabeth Clarke July 31st. Aged 8 Years). The actual year is obscured by a small hole, but this is an early sampler. The condition is not perfect, there are some small holes, but very minor in my opinion and do not detract from the piece at all. Please see images. There will also be some fading and discolorations due to age. Approximate dimensions 14 1/4 inches by 15 inches including the frame and 13 1/4 inches by 13 3/4 inches of the visible sampler. Looks to be a strawberry border, with butterflies, birds and other animals. The alphabet along the top and a very nice verse. Please check out all of the images to see the quality needlework by this 8 year old. Young ladies of means back in the day were required to test their needlework skills by producing samplers such as this. The sampler is on a stretcher backing, similar to what you would see with an oil painting. Comes framed and ready to be hung on the wall and admired. As with all vintage items such as this you should not expect them to be perfect as they will show normal signs of age as described. AIRMAIL DELIVERY INCLUDING PACKING TO ALL PARTS OF THE USA & PARTS OF CANADA WILL BE $35, & TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WILL BE $65. 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.