Antique 19th Century Framed Child's American School Girl Alphabet Sampler - Signed
Product Description: This original, one of a kind, needlepoint features an 8 year old cross-stitch artwork from many years gone by. The child's name on the bottom is signed in cross-stitch; Sarah Jane (Lane?) Sharp . Her Work Age 8. The frame may not be original to the sampler although has been in this frame for a period of time due to the age on the cardboard backing and nails. Even though this needlework is worn, it for sure is a spectacular example of an early American school-girl sampler.
Circa: Possibly late 19th century
Dimensions: 19 1/8" x 17 3/4" (overall with frame), 17 1/2"x 16 1/4" (image size - front view) 5/8" frame depth
Hole Count: 16 holes per inch
Product Weight: 3 pounds 10 ounces
Markings: Refer to description
Color: blue, green, pale yellow, brown and light tan
Condition: Previously owned - used. Surface wear, stains, two tears on top, fading and age discoloration. Many of the characters appear to be stitched with light tan on tan background or they have faded and cannot clearly seen.
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