CAROLINE HARPER (AMERICAN, POSSIBLY SOUTHERN) NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on coarse linen ground, having six alphabet rows over maker's name above a bottom panel with double-chimney house flanked by tree-like devices, hearts, and the date "1828". Unframed and laid on a plywood panel. Discovered in Loudoun Co., VA. Circa 1828. 10" x 8 3/4" object.
Overall toning and fading with losses to some elements of alphabet. Poorly tacked down to a plywood board.