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.

Antiques are in alphabetic order by the title or last name of the stitcher. To search the titles for a word or phrase, type it in the box below and click the search button. For example, type ann to find all antiques with the name ann in the title. Type a to find all stitcher's last names or titles starting with the letter A.

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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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Hannah Sills

Probably American, this naive sampler is stitched with silk threads on homespun, unbleached linen with eight rows of alphabets and numerals separated by geometric pattern bands.

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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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English Tent Stitch Picture

English tent stitch picture of a shepherd and shepherdess in a pastoral landscape, probably early 19th century.

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Ann Thompson

A rare and unusual oval sampler in excellent condition, featuring Adam and Eve beside the tree of life with a black serpent.

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