Antique 19th Century Framed Child's Embroidered Alphabet Sampler c. 1839

Antique 19th Century Framed Child's Embroidered Alphabet Sampler c. 1839

Regular price $215.00


Product Description:  This is a wonderful 1839 embroidered sampler work by Amelia Kirby Frankish when she was 12 years old. It is wonderfully done with the top portion finished with the capitalization and lower case ABC’s. The mid and lower portion is finished with a basket of flowers, a tree, individual flowers, other images and her name embroidered across the bottom. The frame could have possibly been hand-painted by Amelia, but this is unknown. Short history of her work is noted on the back of the frame.  

Note:  Refer to “Condition” for additional information.

Circa:  1839

Product Weight: 1 pound 12 ounces

Dimensions: 12 ½” x 13” (with frame), Sampler only ( in sight view):  10 ¾” x 11 ½”

Color:  Red, Cream Pink and Other (colors are slightly faded)

Condition:  Previously owned - used.  Some staining and fading with age darkening. Colors are worn and areas are not totally clear or legible. Amelia's hand-painted frame is clear with some wear to edges. Paper back does have some tears, holes.  Appears to be the original hardware on back from when it was framed. Not known when the sampler was framed.

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