This is a beautiful antique sampler dated 1829 by Cordelia Vennes. Framed in an old rosewood frame with rippled, old glass. Tacked to a wood stretcher frame with wood backing. The sampler is worked in a silk-like thread on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Floral border. Colors black, cream, green, copper and brown. Verses read 'Preserve me Lord amidst a crowd>From every thought thats vain or proud>And raise my wandering mind to see>How good it is to trust in Thee' and 'He is a God of Sovreign love>That promised heaven to me>And taught my thoughts to soar above> Where happy spirits be>Prepare me Lord for thy right hand>Then come the Joyful day>Come death and some celestial band>To bear my soul away'. Signed and dated 'Cordelia Vernnes Aged Eleven Years 1829'. A wonderful set of motifs, including a shepherdess and her flock of sheep, dogs, potted flowering plants, trees laden with fruit, some of which has fallen onto the ground, stags, fruit basket, birds and butterflies. Approximately 27.5 x 26.5 inches. In overall excellent condition with very minor losses---please review photos carefully. A rather large size and certainly bright with good contrast. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either email any day of the week or call at our store 574-594-9100 on Friday, or Saturday. A word about condition. Those of you who have purchased from me before know that I am very picky about condition. I will try to note anything of significance in the description. However, please check the photos carefully---as they say `a picture is worth a thousand words' We will help arrange shipping for you; our experience with large or small has been excellent. We do offer an easy layaway program. Usually 20% down, with the remaining term somewhat negotiable. Please email us before you buy if you would like to discuss layaway terms. We have been in business over 30 years and our reputation is without flaw.