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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Darning Sampler

This sampler, from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and cleaned and conserved by their staff, features six pattern darns surrounded by a four sided floral border stitched freehand.

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Mary Ann Drought

This is a very unusual Irish sampler signed "Mary Ann Drought Droughtville Forest 1807".

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Elizabeth Dunn

Possibly Scottish, this adorable little sampler in very good condition features the phrase FEAR GOD, worked in eyelet stitch as its main focal point.

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Barbara Eddie

A Scottish sampler stitched with wool threads on hand woven wool cloth, consisting of a series of alphabets, numerals and family initials.

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Elizabeth Forfitt 1749

Very finely stitched English sampler with alphabets and three verses at the top, with a scene featuring a large and elaborately detailed flower flanked by two enormous butterflies, within a four sided floral and Greek key border.

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Fanny M. Forister

This sampler is very likely from Massachusetts and is framed in what could be the original frame (not pictured).

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French Fashion Plates

Two French fashion plates, overlaid with real fabric and trims,

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Two French Antique Samplers

Stitched in cross stitch, red floss on linen, both in excellent condition, hem stitched on all four sides.

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Dona Dorotea Gazano circa 1850

A spectacular Spanish sampler featuring many traditional motifs including a crowned lion, leaping stag, dogs both running and sitting, a cornucopia, a chicken, small vignettes of farms, a church, and a memorial, birds, baskets, flowers, a ewer, two alphabets and numerals stitched in both Arabic and Roman in the upper half...

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German (Saxon) Sampler

This is a beautiful example of a mid 18th century sampler from Saxony featuring unusual and illuminated alphabets, pattern bands and spot motifs including crowns and flowers.

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