Antique Samplers

Ann Brightmore 1846

Ann Brightmore 1846

This is a large English sampler stitched with silk and wool on a linen canvas consisting of an elaborate four sided naturalistic floral border surrounding a verse and various plant and animal motifs, over a large building (“Solomon’s Temple”) flanked by an elegantly dressed gentleman on the left and a large pink lady holding a…

Rachel Briault May 1768

Rachel Briault May 1768

A rare bi-lingual Huguenot sampler featuring two full length figures and verse. The female figure on the right appears to be using a drop spindle. Both figures have stylized clouds above them. Rachel Briault was born on May 26, 1760 and baptized the following month at La Patente French Huguenot Church, Spitalfields. She w​as the…

Hannah Brassington 1779

Hannah Brassington 1779

English sampler, framed in an antique wood frame with gilt slip and glass, mounted to conservator standards on acid free board with sealed chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on a linen ground in primarily in cross (gros and petit point) and satin stitches. The arcaded meandering floral border surrounds two sections, the…

E. Bose 1859

E. Bose 1859

E. BOSE 1859 A monochromatic German sampler that could have been stitched either in Germany, or by an immigrant Catholic German girl, it is in very good condition, having been stitched with what appears to be red cotton floss on a cotton or linen ground. The measurements from the outside of the new frame measure…

Elizabeth Bond 1802

Elizabeth Bond 1802

This English sampler is full of quirky, adorable touches. Across the top a garland of flowers and tassels is held aloft by two winged cherubs, with a bodiless cherubic head in the center. A bucolic scene occupies the lower half of the sampler depicting a shepherdess with two sheep, sitting beneath an intricately executed tree…

Linen Bedsheet

Linen Bedsheet

Antique linen hand woven bed sheet, 33.5″ x 95″, excellent condition, approximately 38-40 count.

Late 19th Century Beadwork Slips

Late 19th Century Beadwork Slips

Applied to cotton muslin ground, featuring images of dogs, a cat, a rooster, birds, flowers, a castle, a monkey in a tree, and an elephant, various sections joined by multi colored beads. Very unusual, bright and colorful. 11″ x 15″.

A Pair of ‘Balloon Girl’ Needlework Pictures

A Pair of ‘Balloon Girl’ Needlework Pictures

Circa 1840, one signed “E D ” (measuring 9″ x 8″), the other signed “E M” (measuring 8-1/2″ x 7 1/2″, both stitched with wool on linen. Some losses of fiber, but very bright original color.

Isabella Baldwin 1827

Isabella Baldwin 1827

English sampler with a four sided meandering border, with an inner satin stitch sawtooth border, featuring a three storey turreted mansion house, flanked by a windmill and an architectural folly. Cherubs, butterflies, stars and crowns (GR IV, George the 4th) are stitched above the house which is fronted by an ornamental fence and gate. There…

Martha Bailey 1856

Martha Bailey 1856

English house sampler stitched in brightly colored wool and silk floss on linen featuring a very large mansion house with four chimneys flanked by stylized evergreen trees and fences, over an expansive lawn with two dogs. The verse reads: As with a swiftly flowing stream.The sons of men are borne away.They vanish as a passing…