On offer for sale is a wonderful old oval shape needlework sampler dated 1816. That makes this piece around 204 years of age. This sampler is quite large, approximate dimensions 21 inches by 24 inches including the frame and 16 1/2 inches by 19 inches of the visible sampler. I don't often see oval shape samplers like this. The condition is not perfect, but it still looks incredible. There is wear, fading, some holes, some stains, some discolorations and some minor restorations done a long time ago. Signed and dated in needlework (Mary Ann Hemmings 2nd Sept. 1816). Comes with it's original oval frame which suits the sampler really well. The frame is not perfect, it looks like it may have been re-painted a very long time ago, and the matting replaced. 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 overall condition and the lovely needlework. There is a charming verse surrounded by a very decorative border along with Royal Crowns, animals, birds and trees etc. 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 signs of age as described. Please note, all images were taken under glass, so there may be some reflection in some of the pictures. AIRMAIL DELIVERY INCLUDING PACKING TO ALL PARTS OF THE USA & PARTS OF CANADA WILL BE $45, & TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WILL BE $60. ITEMS USUALLY ARRIVE WITHIN JUST A FEW DAYS. I use either Fedex, UPS or Parcelforce to ensure a quick delivery rather than use a very slow and less expensive cheaper service. 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. 1816 sampler.