On offer for sale is a wonderful and large size vintage needlework sampler dated 1839. That makes this sampler about 182 years of age. Approximate dimensions 22 inches by 24 inches including the frame and 19 1/4 inches by 21 1/2 inches of the visible sampler. The condition is good for it's age with some age related discolorations and fading, and some small holes, but quite minor when you consider the size and age of this piece. Please view all images as they form part of the description and please disregard any white marks on some of the images as it is just reflection in the glass from the camera. Signed and dated in needlework (Ann Mountain aged 9 years AD 1839). Comes with it's original grain painted frame which shows some normal signs of age, wear and usage marks. An original frame is always a bonus with a sampler like this. There is a lovely verse at the top surrounded by trees, shrubs and containers of flowers. More trees lower down and two wonderful looking dogs. This is a very impressive looking piece in original condition. Young ladies of means were required to complete samplers such as this to put their needlework skills to the test, plus to show their status in society. I can't imagine anyone would be disappointed with this sampler, but as with all vintage pieces such as this you should not expect them to be perfect as they will show normal signs of age as described. Please note, all images were taken under glass, so there will be some reflection in some of the pictures. AIRMAIL DELIVERY INCLUDING PACKING TO ALL PARTS OF THE USA & PARTS OF CANADA WILL BE $50, & TO PARTS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND WILL BE $80. ITEMS USUALLY ARRIVE WITHIN JUST A FEW DAYS. I use either Fedex, UPS or Parcelforce to ensure a quick delivery. This will be very well packaged in a custom made wooden box to ensure it's safe arrival. Payment can be with paypal from customers with CONFIRMED paypal accounts. Collection in person is not available, this item must be mailed to a verified address. Please email with any questions and thanks for looking in today.
A convenient layaway plan is always available if required. Just let me know how long you need to pay and we can divide the payments equally into the number of months and you can send a payment each month until paid.