This lovely circa 1830s Dutch or German sampler features an array of crowns and birds, including a songbird and a peacock. Each crown is different, and signifies a specific rank of royalty. The silk stitches are beautifully done, very fine and even. The colors are muted, mostly shades of brown, tan and olive green with accents of dusty rose and navy blue; they are about the same on the reverse, so there doesn’t appear to be any noticeable fading. Edges have been turned under and neatly hemmed on all sides. Cross stitches are used throughout with some large square Eyelet stitches in the letters of the alphabet.
The condition is very good; no holes although there are a couple barely visible worn spots, and only light discoloration. No stitch loss except the name and date, which appear to have been picked out! Only that one line is affected, and only part of the line– “-8– g—et —ga her work”.
It measures 10-1/2″ wide by 14″ high. The sampler is unframed and will be rolled in a tube for safe delivery. Shipping within the US is included in the price and will be billed separately for shipment elsewhere. A signature will be required at delivery.
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