Seller: antiquesuncommontreasure (7.397) 100%, Location: San Marcos, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 302734606928 RARE Antique c.1816 French Silk Embroidery Needlework Sampler, Chenille, Empire All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. If you like what you see, be sure to click here to add us to your Favorite Ebay Seller's List. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our 'Favorites' customers. One of the finest old silk embroidery samplers we've had in ages, I bought this and another (listed separately as #1) last month in Paris. Hand painted faces and arms, the rest is all silk embroidery, including lots of chenille work. This one dated August, 1816, evidenced by notes on back, and perhaps the note also named the embroiderer and her age. I can't make that out. Subject a playful pastoral with children and dog. We know these finely crafted old silk embroidery tapestries are often the work of quite young girls, some signed in silk and giving the age. This one is truly exceptional and is one of a matching pair, the other offered separately - look for it, too. Very good to excellent condition for age and type. So fine in execution and remarkably fine in condition, the panel of silk is still in the original Empire frame, all original. The frame is also a valuable antique and is in very good condition, as well. Protected under the original poured/laid antique glass, you'll see a tiny bubble or line in the glass. There is a slight moisture mark across the face of the one child. There are no tears or deterioration visible to the silk, either painted or sewn. Frame is approximately 17" x 13.5" but accurate measurements noted on the photos. Please look. Image Hosting by Ruby Lane ***BE SURE to also click our our "" icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. 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