This is a highly collectable antique textile dating to the early 19th century.
It is a genuine antique sampler - and is being sold as such with all your consumer rights in place.
This one is now 209 years old - and for its age, it is certainly in fine antique condition.
It is of a larger than standard size - and the ground textile layer is in good condition with no holes - it has discoloured naturally over the last two centuries and the textile has a beige colour commensurate with age. There is a nice weave on the material and fine cross stitching thoroughout.
I will describe what features in the sampler from the top down.
The top two roses have a small complete alphabet – and a series of numbers running 1 – 15. And at the end of the second row are symbols for the four suits in a pack of cards.
The next two rows have larger letters – again a complete alphabet – although the letter J seems to be missing from the sequence.
The next line is more pictorial. A heart and diamond – white and green birds and a white castle.
The next two roses have more medieval-type font alphabets – or a part alphabet.
The next row has another part alphabet in Gothic font.
Below that row are pairs of letters probably initials and the date 1812 (I think).
Below all the letters is a larger decorative image – to the Georgian taste – this features a series of red, green, and white birds of varying sizes – flowers in pots and geometric shapes.
All the colours remain quite bright and relatively unfaded. The cotton / linen has naturally darkened over age – and has a dark honey beige tone – that you find on these old samplers.
It is a lovely one – and looks good on display.
It has been re-framed in relatively recent times – and has a dark green window mount – this colour being picked up from the green shades in the embroidered letters. The frame is NOT original to the sampler – and is made to look like old oak wood.
It is nice and clean and you could have it straight on your wall.
Dimensions: Frame size is 67 x 42.5 cm Image size is 52 x 28.5 cm
It is listing at a fair price for a fine Scottish textile created in the 1820s.
I have taken lots of images for your inspection.
It will be sent to UK addresses only as a framed work. This will be with Parcelforce48 and this is a tracked service. I would be unable to send it outside of the UK unless taken out of the frame.