Just simply fantastic says it all for this framed needlework! Here is a scene depicting a family at work decorating for Christmas (note style of clothing, furniture, etc.). The detail is just amazing...there are 10 characters, 7 birds, 1 dog, 1 cat and 1 mouse, cookies, a Christmas tree, packages, etc. to name a few to this piece of art. You could spend quite a bit of time finding things that perhaps we haven't even noticed....that's the kind of detail we are talking about. There are three floors to the home seen here of holiday activities and even an outdoor scene of shoveling snow. The amount of work that went into this piece must have been quite lengthy due to the incredible detail! This piece of needle work has been placed under a frosted glass and is framed and ready to be hung. On the back of the brown wrapper that covers the needle work it reads Elizabeth L. Maffey Christmas of 1976. The frame is made of a dark wood and has gold gild inside trim. There is paper matting under the glass.
There is also a label from the company that professionally framed this piece whose name is The Village Decorator, Geneva, Illinois.
The frame measures 25 inches high and 19 inches wide. The picture area measures 24 inches high and 17 inches wide.
The overall condition of this piece is very good. There are 2 small brown spots in the upper right corner of the white material and some very mild yellowing of the fabric throughout due to it's age.
What a fantastic find....it is hard to find pieces like this with such incredible detail. It would be a very nice holiday wall decor for any home, office or show case display!!! Warm memories from your past will flood your mind as this picture will take you down that memory lane!!!