Scrimshaw Whalebone Stitching Frame with Needlework Sampler, early 19th century, the frame with mortise and tenon joints, decorated with scrimshaw meandering vine motif and flowers, mounting a silk on linen needlework sampler with lines of alphabet and verse above a scene of two men with three trees, a cat and birds, embroidered sawtooth border, frame ht. 9 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.
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