Gorringes. I was very excited to see their latest hatch of samplers up for adoption on 7/8 September. The gorgeously free-embroidered beauty above is Lot 174 and is a George III needlework sampler, initialled MN, dated 1773 and unusually dated with one number of the year in each corner of the main panel. It is worked with a verse, animals, house and flowers. Framed, it measures 16.25 x 12ins. The estimate for this sampler is: £1,500 - £2,000.
Lacy Scott and Knight have this delightful sampler in their two day sale on 9/10 September. It is Lot 749 and is a George IV needlework alphabet verse and picture sampler, by S Whitehand, aged 14, dated 1823, measuring 31 x 31cm. It comes with an estimate of £120 - £180.
Morphets of Harrogate, have this Lot 3 for auction on 8 September. It was worked by Prudence ?uman in 1657 in ivory, moss green and burgundy coloured silks, on linen, with strawberries, acorns and flowering trees above a flory and counter-flory border of stylised plant forms and the alphabet. It measure 32cm x 19.5cm and comes with an estimate of £150 - £200. Happy bidding!