This punch paper sampler was a craft widely used circa 1900. Often the verses are religious in nature. This particular example is one of the favorites_ "God Bless One Home". Usually I see "our" instead of "one". The colors are outstanding on this sampler with reds and greens. The work is exemplary. The frame measures 11" x 25 1/2" from extended corner to corner. The inside measurements are 7" x 21". There is glass inside the frame. At one time the corners of the frame had a decoration. This is missing. The backing is wood. It appears a white backing has been placed inside the board. This is positive due to damage from the acid from the board backing. One end shows the punch paper a bit short for the frame. There are 3 small places where the punch paper edge is missing. There is some water damage. This is not extensive. This piece displays quite well.
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