Punch paper samplers were widely crafted circa 1900. Often the verses are religious in nature. This particular example is one reads_ "SWEET REST IN HEAVEN". The colors are very pale. The work is exemplary. The frame measures 12" x 23" from extended corner to corner. The inside measurements are 7 1/2" x 18". There is glass inside the frame. There is a decoration in each corner of the frame. The backing is deteriorating paper. There is some staining due to the acid in the backing. Possibly a wood backing at some time. There are no holes or missing stitches. The frame has missing black finish on two of the extending ends.