American framed needle work sampler by Seraphina Learned (1800's)
American sampler of silk floss on linen with a modest zig-zag border framing an uppercase letter alphabet, followed by a cursive alphabet, a lower case alphabet, and the numerals one thru nine. The makers name and birth date are given as: Seraphina Learned, born Sept. 30. 1805, preceded by a large upper case letters, A B C D. The lower third of the sampler is given over to a basket of flowers flanked by trailing strawberries. The work has an archival mount and framed in a gilt molding under UV filtering glass.
American, New England, early 1800's.
Condition: Staining, fading, and wear to the linen, as well as fading to the colors in the embroidery. Wear commensurate with age and use.
Materials: Linen, Silk Floss
Dimensions: 19-3/8” W x 1-1/8” D x 17-3/4” H
Tear sheets are available on request.
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