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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Petite Point Floral Urn, circa 1740, English

This very finely stitched petit point canvaswork picture of a blue and white urn burgeoning with naturalistic flowers (carnations, tulips, periwinkles, daisies, chrysanthemums) was probably made as a chair back, or a fire screen. It is signed with the initials "MC". It has been professionally cleaned and conserved by Frances Faile, and is museum mounted within a new period style frame...

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Unsigned Pictorial Sampler

This is probably the upper half of what was once a magnificent sampler stitched on fine tiffany cloth with silk flosses.

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Harriot Ringrose

This pictorial sampler illustrates the flight of Joseph and Mary into Egypt, accompanied by Christmas themed verses.

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Dona Oledad Rodrigues

This exquisite Spanish sampler consists of four vertical pattern bands stitched on one piece of fine linen using multicolored silks.

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A Mid Seventeenth Century Band Sampler Signed SB

This band sampler stitched with silk on linen is in superb condition, and demonstrates many of the motifs popular on samplers of this period.

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Margaret Scott

Scottish sampler featuring many spot motifs including birds, trees, flowers, dogs, alphabets, family initials, a verse and a peacock within a cartouche lower center.

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Louisa Silver Smith, 1827 Aged 10 years

This English sampler is closely related to others, some in the collection of The Scarlet Letter, and surely was the product of a skilled and inspired teacher. Louisa Silver Smith's sampler has been professionally cleaned and conservation mounted, within its original gilded frame...

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Ellenor Swornsbourne 1810

This Scottish sampler has been stitched on very fine tiffany type linen using cross, double running, satin, and petit point stitches in still vibrant shades of olive green, gold, navy blue, rose, brown, and medium blue.

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Katie Sym 1769

This is an exquisitely stitched classic Scottish sampler featuring illuminated letters, an arcaded floral band, traditional motifs including peacocks, birds drinking at the Fountain of Life, feather trees and family initials.

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Eliza Tagg

Norfolk (England) samplers are a unique species, characterized by either a stepped lozenge cartouche as in this example, an elaborate floral border (usually embroidered freehand but not in Eliza Tagg's sampler), and a horizontal row of joined octagons filled with various floral or animal motifs.

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