Antique Embroidered 1818 Alphabet Sampler, with Attribution, in Adirondack Frame

Regular price $85.00

There is information taped to the back of this frame attributing this sampler to "Grandma" (Bonere it looks to me, but a bit hard to read) and dating it to 1818, when she was 8 years old. It is in such pristine condition it looks as if it might have been done yesterday, but the absence of the J and U, the fraktur style lettering of the first half (through to the M, then changing style with the N) and the round hand of the second half all seem right to me for that date. I especially for the detailing inside some of the letters, and the compact style of the numbers below. And then her monogram, combining the two different lettering styles. Lovely, and very nicely housed in this carved frame, which I believe dates somewhat later, maybe 1870s-80s.

Framed: 14 7/8" x 13 1/8". Sampler itself: 9 5/8" x 7 3/4". All in truly excellent condition.