The whole piece is then surrounded by a meandering tulip border. The linen has overall discolouration consistent with its age with some slight puckering and the odd, very small, very faint mark. There is a small area of damage to the side of the right hillock and a larger area to the right side of Eve. The penultimate photo is of a closeup of this area and also shows how the sampler is sitting on a backing cloth. This appears to have some age to it and was probably done when the sampler was framed.
The sampler is behind glass so I'm not able to see the reverse, but the colours of the silks appear good though they are likely to have mellowed to some extent over the year. The sampler is contained within an early 20th century dark wood frame which is in good condition with the odd scratch and scuff mark commensurate with its age.
PLEASE NOTE - ANY MARKS ETC ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH I'VE NOT ALREADY MENTIONED ARE FROM THE GLARE AND REFLECTION OF THE GLASS AND NOT ON THE SAMPLER ITSELF. The item "SMALL LATE 18TH CENTURY ADAM & EVE, MOTIF & VERSE SAMPLER BY MARY DRAGE 1787" is in sale since Tuesday, October 2, 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.