Gallery of Antique Samplers
Sold by the Scarlet Letter

Listed below are antique samplers which have been previously sold by the Scarlet Letter. Although these antiques are no longer available for purchase, some of them have been reproduced. Please click on the name or photo of the antique to see more information about it including a link to the reproduction kit if one is available.

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Unsigned Sampler

A four sided floral border surrounds twelve lines of alphabets and numerals over three large flowering plants flanked by birds. Stitched with wool on linen in shades of red, green, tan, rust and brown, entirely in cross stitch...

Helen Vertue

The sampler is worked in fine silk on a linen ground, in cross stitch in bright colors including pink, mauve, blue, gold, copper, and dark green.

Jane Walker

Stitched with silks on loosely woven linen, this classic Scottish sampler features eight lines of alphabets including one with elaborately illuminated letters, surrounded by a four sided honeysuckle border.

Dorothy Walpole 1774

An Irish sampler, made by the mother, and including three samplers made by Dorothy Walpole's daughters, two by Mary Williams dated 1804 and 1805, and one by Elizabeth Williams, dated 1804...


This English silkwork sampler is stitched in a variety of stitches with a meandering floral border. The condition is very good, no stains, no stitch loss (other than to a few spots where there are small holes, that have been backed with matching linen so they are barely noticeable),...

Whitework Band Sampler

It is in excellent condition apart from four small dark spots clearly visible in the photos, and was de-accessioned from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mary Wilson

Early English band sampler signed and dated (Mary Wilson born 1711), worked with silk and fine metal wire on linen.

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