On offer for sale is a very beautiful vintage needlework sampler dated 1805. This means this sampler is about 215 years old. The condition is not perfect, but when you consider it's age it's doing remarkably well. There are some holes predominantly in the upper right quarter with some others scattered about. This in my opinion does not detract at all as the rest of the sampler shows very good colors with just normal signs of fading and discolorations as you would expect for a piece of this age. Signed and dated in needlework (Ann Townley Her Work finished Sept. 20th 1805 in her 9th year). Young ladies of means were required to complete samplers such as this to put their needlework skills to the test, plus to show their status in society. Please check out all of the images to view the intricate quality needlework in this piece. Lots of detail work with three short verses. Trees, birds plants, and even a cherub in the center. This is an outstanding, quality needlework sampler by this young lady. Approximate dimensions 20 1/4 inches by 21 3/4 inches including the frame and 18 inches by 19 1/2 inches of the visible sampler. Comes with it's original frame which suits the sampler perfectly. 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. AIRMAIL DELIVERY INCLUDING PACKING TO ALL PARTS OF THE USA & PARTS OF CANADA WILL BE $40, & TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WILL BE $55. 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 1805.