Knox County TN Register Sampler and Family Bible, 2 items total. 1st item: Framed Knox County, Tennessee family birth/death register sampler, wrought by Elizabeth Jane Hunter (1821-1897) and dated May 27, 1836. Comprised of natural colored plain weave linen with single ply silk thread executed in cross stitch. The outer edge is decorated with coss-stitched zig-zag floral vine in colors of green and gold. The lettering is done in colors of brown, blues, greens golds and a light blue (reworked areas). Lines of gold cross-stitch delineate sections. Sampler is float mounted in a gilt wood frame. NOTE: This sampler has been documented by the Tennessee Sampler Survey. (TSS 183). Sampler – 17 1/4" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed – 22 1/4" H x 22 1/2" W. 2nd item: THE HOLY BIBLE: CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS, TOGETHER WITH THE APOCRYPHA, published 1815, by Mathew Carey, King James Version. Hard bound leather cover. Family record on page 677, including the maker of the sampler along with her parents and siblings. CONDITION: 1st item: Sampler overall good condition with sound structure. Small 1/4" dia. hole bottom left corner. 2 loose threads right and left sides near center. Darkening from age. Later light blue replacement stitching. Frame overall excellent condition. Full condition report by P. Ewer 5/28/2001 available. 2nd item: Bible overall poor condition. Spine binding split in half. Cover is scratched and marked front and back. Pages have discoloration, tears, wrinkles, and water stains throughout.
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