On offer for sale is a very beautiful and classic quality needlework sampler dated 1844. That makes this sampler about 177 years of age. Approximate dimensions 15 3/4 inches by 16 3/4 inches including the frame and 12 1/2 inches by 13 3/3 inches of the visible sampler. The condition is good for it's age with some minor age related discolorations, fading, a very tiny hole and a line mark across the inscription which looks to be showing through from behind the sampler, all of which is very normal and to be expected with a piece of this age. The sampler is on it's original wooden stretcher backing and very likely in it's original frame as well which is in good condition with some minor signs of age, wear and usage. Signed and dated in needlework (Susan Kirby Finished this work June 17 1844 aged nine years). There's a lovely verse at the top with two reindeer, birds, trees, crowns, a decorative border and I believe the Tree Of Life in the center. Please view all of the images to see the overall condition and quality needlework in this extremely attractive sampler. 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. 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 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. I use either Fedex, UPS or Parcelforce to ensure a quick delivery. 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 1844