18th century needlework sampler, likely English, decorated with figures, fruit, flowers, symbols including a Caduceus or possible Rod of Asclepius 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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