This is a truly wonderful antique Dutch cross stitch sampler, showing a typical Dutch house, the Dutch Lion, a cupboard, birds, trees and flowers. It is stitched with multi-colored silk thread on open weave linen cloth. The sampler is dated 1797.
It measures approximately 19 x 19 5/8 inches or 48.5 x 50 cm. The sampler is in good condition, considering its age 221 years old! The colors are almost as vibrant as in the year it was stitched.The cloth is a tiny bit raffled around the edge. In some places the stitches have pulled the threads of the cloth somewhat apart.
Any darker areas are just the shadows of slight folds in the cloth while taking pictures. If you have any questions or would like more or larger pictures, please don't hesitate to contact me. I always try to respond to e-mails within 24 hours on weekdays. To add my store to your favorites. USA or any other country outside Europe.
1797 ANTIQUE DUTCH SILK ON LINEN CROSS STITCH NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER" is in sale since Tuesday, January 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Samplers". The seller is "antiquesamplershop2" and is located in Amsterdam.
This item can be shipped worldwide.