On offer for sale is a very interesting looking needlework sampler dated 1862. That makes this piece about 159 years old and places it during the time of the American Civil War. Approximate dimensions 24 inches by 17 1/8 inches including the frame and 19 1/8 inches by 12 1/2 inches of the visible sampler. The condition is not perfect, it has some holes, discolorations, wear and staining, but the colors are still very crisp. Signed and dated in needlework (Mercy Rose Lewis Aged 11 Years 1862 Isham National School). Beautiful decorations strewn all over with what looks like an acorn border. Titled (The Brazen Serpent) and some biblical verses. Comes with a period frame of the time which is likely original to this sampler. The frame is not perfect and shows signs of some old repairs and age cracks, but suits the sampler perfectly. This is a very intriguing and interesting looking sampler that looks great. 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 view all images as they form part of the description. 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, after all, this is a very old piece of needlework. AIRMAIL DELIVERY INCLUDING PACKING TO ALL PARTS OF THE USA & PARTS OF CANADA WILL BE $45, & TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WILL BE $75. 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 1862