On offer for sale is a wonderful old needlework sampler dated 1796. Totally hand sewn by a young lady of just 10 years of age approximately 222 years ago. Please check out all of the images to see the quality needlework and overall condition. Approximate dimensions 13 inches by 15 3/4 inches including the frame and 12 inches by 15 inches of the visible sampler. The condition is not perfect, but this is still a wonderful vintage piece of needlework. There are some holes of various sizes to the backing material across the sampler, with a larger area in the top left corner. It's signed and dated in needlework (Sarah Allden aged 10 1796). There is a nice verse at the top. Two reindeer with birds and other animals. Lots of fine detail work all over this piece, and the colors are still nice. Young ladies of means back in the day, were required to learn needlework skills as part of their education. Comes with an old frame, which is not as old as the sampler, but it's been in it for a long time. I can't imagine how anyone could be disappointed with this wonderful old piece, but please bear in mind this is a vintage item and it will show normal signs of age as described along with some fading and discolorations due to age. 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.