18th century needlework sampler, Continental, possibly the Netherlands, decorated with figures, fruit, flowers, symbols including Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden lower center, and central building. Signed in cartouche "GD", and dated 1744. Housed in wood frame, float mounted on beige mat. Size – 13 1/2" H x 13" W. Framed – 18" H x 18" W. CONDITION: Light overall toning. A few scattered very small stains, 1/4" and under. Two 1/4" holes: 1 under bluebird and 1 in upper right background; sampler is stitched to board, not glued.
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