A small, undated and unsigned needlework marking sampler, highlighted with a row of trees and birds along the bottom. English or American, the sampler dates c. 1825 and measures 7 ¾” x 8 ½” (framed in an embossed contemporary frame that measures 11” square (note: a previous owner took great care in framing this piece—acid free mounting and conservation glass. Someone spent a fair amount of money framing this sampler!). There are 2 complete alphabets and the extra letters A-E (right side of the 3rd row). It is stitched in brown, tan and green silk threads, and there are 3 letters stitched in black (middle row). The bottom row includes 4 trees (green) and 3 birds (light brown). There are no holes or areas of staining. The stitch work is virtually complete with only a very few, scattered missing stitches, probably the work of a young child.
Needlework Marking Sampler w/ Trees & Birds