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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Miniature Puzzle Sampler

The sister, twin or cousin, of this miniature sampler is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Elizabeth Mitchel

This quintessential Scottish sampler is stitched with fine silks on linen with an industrious use of stitches including queen, petit point, back, cross, counted satin, stem and turkeywork.

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New England Sampler on Green Linsey Woolsey, circa 1815

Surrounded by a Greek key border, this unsigned sampler begins with a classic Quaker alphabet, A through Z, executed in cross stitch, followed by another alphabet in eyelet stitch, the next in double cross stitch, the next in four-sided stitch, and the final lower case alphabet in cross stitch.

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Christian Nimmo

Possibly Scottish (Nimmo is a Scottish surname), this sampler is stitched on linen with wool and silk in cross, petit point, counted satin and freehand stem stitches.

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Margret Nisbet circa 1770

This beautiful Scottish sampler features illuminated letters, an arcaded floral band, traditional motifs including peacocks, windmills. birds at the Fountain of Life, illuminated letters and family initials.

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Mary Oare

An English tablet-style sampler stitched with silk on fine linen, featuring three stanzas of a verse titled "On Virtue" within two large columns with intricately stitched birds (possibly a swan and a phoenix) atop the columns, with a four sided floral border.

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17?4 Silkwork Sampler by Susey Oliver

Framed in an old 'molded composition over wood' and gilt frame with rippled, old glass. Stitched to linen with wooden backing and brown paper dust cover. The sampler is finely worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches including Algerian eye. Meandering leafy border...

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Maren Olsen

This beautiful and unusual Norwegian sampler is noteworthy for the exquisitely stitched floral wreath at the center, and alphabets and numerals forming the four sided border.

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OVAL TENT STITCHED PICTURE, probably English, early 18th century (circa 1720)

Executed in fine wool and silk, this beautifully balanced needlework picture depicts two characters in a rural setting, the woman carrying a jug of water on her head, the man apparently leaping or dancing, with a flock of very contented sheep to their right. One sheep appears to be a Jacob sheep- a rare old breed, with black spots and horns...

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Susanna Parker

English band sampler consisting of rows of alphabets, vowels, numerals, pattern bands, verses and crowns, executed in cross, petit point, stem, satin and eyelet stitches.

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