Antique Samplers

Two Samplers made by Catherine Elizabeth Buchanan

Catherine’s samplers were made in 1796 (the simpler one) and 1798. The latter sampler features two verses with freehand stitched floral bands above a delightful scene depicting a gentleman standing on a dock extending a bouquet of flowers to a lady standing behind the Dutch door of a brick cottage, surrounded by a body of…

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Mary Green

What an amazing sampler this is, with text interspersed with elaborate motifs in a wide variety of stitches. Mary Green made this sampler at Mrs Lear’s school in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, demonstrating a high level of skill using cross, satin, stem, petit point, queen, straight and back stitches for a variety of unusual motifs including…

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Sarah Smith Antique

Sarah Smith

An English sampler featuring a large flower basket and two matching bookend houses, surrounded by an elaborate four sided floral and leafy border. The lettering style is Quaker. The color is excellent. Stitches used are cross and petit point. There are some small holes in the background linen. Sampler is 15″ x 13″, with frame…

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Mary Brown 1829

A Scottish sampler executed with wool and silk on linen, featuring many traditional Scottish needlework motifs including an arcaded pansy band across the top, illuminated letters, family initials, peacocks, “stacked” trees, and a fine stone mansion house. A soldier and a woman flank the house with birds, crowns, and plants around them as well as…

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Elizabeth Taylor 1823

An “Adam and Eve” sampler, probably English, with a four sided berry border surrounding various pictorial elements, most prominently an enormous white cat and a grand house atop a groomed lawn, flanked by an enormous white sheep on the left and a brown horned cow on the right. Stitches used are cross, petit point and…

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Mary Holtby

This is an English sampler depicting “Joseph and Mary’s Flight into Egypt” in the lower register. Joseph with a red beard carries a lantern and leads a donkey bearing Mary. The scene is flanked by two fruiting trees, as well as lions, dogs and sheep. In the central register, elongated female figures flank stags and…

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YAO BAG (Dowry bag)

Reversibly embroidered, from northern Thailand, circa 1930-40, 7″ x 8″, excellent condition.

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Hand Woven Cotton Sack

Antique hand woven cotton sack, KURTH MALTING COMPANY, 18.5″x42″, Expertly patched and mended.

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Bed Sheet Initialed E

Antique hand woven linen bed sheet, 60″ x 63″, minor repairs, initialed “E”, approximately 36-38 thread count..

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Mary Bathe

This English sampler features an impressive stone mansion with mullioned windows at the top, flanked by beautiful butterflies, flowers, and fruit baskets. A four sided floral borders encloses the sampler and a verse titled “Messiah”. Hark a glad voice the lonely desert cheers Prepare the way a God a God appears A God a God…

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Mary Sherwood 1726

MARY SHERWOOD 1726 This museum quality sampler was made with an enormous variety of minute stitches and retains its original vivid color on both the front and the back. It has been professionally cleaned and conserved and has been framed between sheets of conservation glass to display the remarkable reversible and unfaded stitching on the…

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Mary Brown 1829

A Scottish sampler executed with wool and silk on linen, featuring many traditional Scottish needlework motifs including an arcaded pansy band across the top, illuminated letters, family initials, peacocks, “stacked” trees, and a fine stone mansion house. A soldier and a woman flank the house with birds, crowns and plants around them as well as…

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