For sale is an antique unframed dated 1885 sampler that I acquired in Portland, Oregon a few years ago. It has 5 rows of alphabet letters, and a central cross flanked by candles at the bottom, as well as the initials "IL" and "IR". IN addition there are flowers, birds, and what look like rows of practice stitching. The sampler measures about 13 3/4" x 11 3/4", and is in nice, but antique condition, with some wear to the top row of white embroidered alphabet letters, as well as one area near the bottom right with a small hole that doesn't affect the design. There is also some very minor staining. Please look carefully at the pictures as they are an important part of the description, and be sure to ask any questions. What a nice addition to your collection that will display very well after framing!