This is a highly collectable antique textile.
It is a genuine antique sampler - and is being sold as such with all your consumer rights in place.
It is one of four antique samplers in my Iconic Edinburgh online store - all dating to the 19th century.
This one is now nearly 200 years old - and for its age, it is certainly in fine antique condition.
It is of a standard size - and the cotton 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.
Dimensions: 42 x 20.5 cm.
The top section has an embroidered alphabet - done in dark green and red threads - the colours are still bright and fresh. There are little flowers on the top border and a few little love hearts. In the centre rows of letters and numbers - and below in red thread in capital letters the stitcher's name: MARGARET JACK.
The lowest section of the sampler has a pretty pictorial scene - showing two red deer and a little black dog. Below is a little white Georgian house - with two white doves at each side - and twiggy trees to each side - and a little man wearing a black hat (?riding hat) to the right.
There is the date stitch in black to the right: 1821. And stitched to the left-hand side another word - which is in red and I think reads Troon (the Scottish town) referring to the place of residence of Margaret Jack, the sampler's creator.
It is sold unframed - which makes it easy for you to fully check the condition, and allows you to see all the neat little knots in the thread where new thread was added during the stitching process - it looks nice and neat at the back - as to the front.
It is listing at a fair price for a fine Scottish textile created in the 1820s.