On offer for sale is an outstanding quality needlework sampler dated 1832. That makes this piece around 189 years of age. The condition is not perfect, but this is still a wonderful piece of needlework. There are some holes along the top edge and another towards the lower right corner. Some discolorations likely caused by threads on the back of the needlework caused over time and others just due to age. Approximate dimensions 16 inches by 16 inches including the frame and 13 inches by 13 inches of the visible sampler. Signed and dated in needlework (Sarah Tester Her Work 1832). Original frame which suits the sampler perfectly, and shows no sign it has ever been out of. Please view all of the images to see the amount of detailed needlework in this sampler and the overall condition. The Tree of Knowledge in the center with Adam and Eve, reindeer, birds, butterflies and other animals and various trees, plants and shrubs. Lovely verses as well in various places. This is a wonderful quality needlework sampler which is just loaded with charm and appeal. 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 may be some reflection in some of the pictures. AIRMAIL DELIVERY INCLUDING PACKING TO ALL PARTS OF THE USA & PARTS OF CANADA WILL BE $40, & TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WILL BE $50. 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. Vintage sampler 1832