On offer for sale is a beautiful old needlework sampler dated 1839, which makes it 180 years old. Approximate dimensions 16 1/2 inches by 16 3/4 inches including the frame and 12 5/8 inches by 12 3/4 inches of the visible sampler. Comes with it's original birds-eye maple frame. The condition is good for it's age with some discolorations, fading and a small hole in the backing in the top right corner along with a few other very tiny ones here and there. Signed and dated in needlework (Anna Maria Conway Aged 10 years 1839). The sampler is still in it's original stretcher backing. This is a very decorative piece with fine quality needlework, please view all of the images. Lots of detail work, with an interesting verse, surrounded by various plant life in containers. There is a shepherd and shepherdess at the bottom either side of a building with birds. This is a lovely original sampler including the equally lovely frame. You also need to take into account that this work was done by a ten year old girl back in the days when this type of work was required by young ladies of means as part of their education. I can't imagine anyone would be disappointed with this sampler, but as with all vintage pieces such as this you should not expect them to be perfect as they will show normal signs of age as described. Please note, all images were taken under glass, so there is likely some reflection in some of the pictures. AIRMAIL DELIVERY INCLUDING PACKING TO ALL PARTS OF THE USA & PARTS OF CANADA WILL BE $35, & TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WILL BE $45. 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.
A convenient layaway plan is always available if required. Just let me know how long you need to pay and we can divide the payments equally into the number of months and you can send a payment each month until paid.
Sampler. Needlework sampler. Vintage sampler. 1839 sampler.
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