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Early Sampler (1766)

Early Sampler - 1766
Early Sampler - 1766
Early Sampler - 1766
Early Sampler - 1766

This sampler was found at a gallery auction near Monroe County, PA and the consigner did not have much information on it.

It is crudely executed and, therefore, must have been done by a child. There is a date (1766) that is hard to read because two of the numbers (7 & 6) blend into the homespun linen ground as they are done in almost an identical color satin thread.

It measures roughly 7 by 7 inches, and is hemmed on three of four sides. There appears to be an almost “dye-like” brown stain (see photo) which is supple, not stiff and brittle as one would expect it to be.

It is probably English in origin. There are no rips, holes or tears.

Early and very primitive-looking, it would look great sitting in a table vignette in a period home.

Price: SOLD

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Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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