Worked in wool on gauze, this needlepoint is just delightful with neat stitch work throughout. The central area of the gauze is stitched with a young girl standing on a strip of grass. She is holding a hoop in one hand and a stick in another in preparation of playing with the two tiny dogs standing on the grass.
There is a flower basket to the side of the hoop and stick then the whole thing is surrounded by a meandering strawberry border. The gauze has overall discolouration consistent with its age with a small area of damage on the right edge of the grass and some dark staining across the bottom. The needlepoint is behind glass so I'm not able to see its reverse, but the colours of the wool appear good though they are likely to have mellowed to some extent over the years. The needlepoint is contained within its original rosewood frame which has scuff marks, slight distressing and scratches commensurate with its age. The veneer have cracked over time as is often the case, and a few pieces have partially come away from the wood behind - the only noticeable one is on the top edge above the left side tree basket.
There is also a small area of veneer loss in the top left corner. The last photo is of the back of the frame and shows a late 20th century backing paper and tape with remnants of the original paper behind. The item "MID 19TH CENTURY NEEDLEPOINT OF A GIRL AND HER DOGS INITIALLED AM c.
1845" is in sale since Sunday, July 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Samplers". The seller is "cockleheart" and is located in Sowerby Bridge.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia.