On offer for sale is a beautiful quality vintage needlework sampler dated 1844. That makes this piece about 177 years of age. The condition is good for it's age with some discoloration and fading and just a few very tiny holes only on the edge, which are hardly worth mentioning. Please view all images as they form part of the description, and please disregard reflection from the camera in some of the images. The slight discoloration is due to the wooden stretcher backing, which due to daylight over the decades causes the border to be a slighter lighter color. Approximate dimensions 15 3/4 inches by 17 3/4 inches including the frame and 12 3/4 inches by 14 3/4 inches of the visible sampler. Comes with it's original rosewood frame which is always a bonus with a vintage sampler like this. Just normal signs of age to the frame as you would expect. Signed and dated in needlework (Eliza Susan Brown Aged 13 Years 1844). Nice verse in the center, with a house at the top with a figure on the left and a cat on the right, along with birds. There are small crowns to the lower section with a key in the middle and what looks to me to be an acorn border. This is just a completely lovely sampler in an equally lovely frame. 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, and 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 $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.
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