Thursday, 24 January 2013

Samplers For Auction @ Tennants of Leyburn

It is always intersting to see what samplers Tennants of Leyburn have in their auctions. Their next auction is 26 January and here are just a few of the needlework items for sale - there are 11 samplers in all - click here for more details. The first is a very interesting school sampler from Ceylon. It is Lot 1232 and was worked by Jaffna Chunnakam sometime in the 19th century. It is in cross stitch with red threads and has alphabet and two elephants to the lower half, within a border, 38cm by 70cm. The estimate is £100-150.

Above is Lot 1230 Quaker darner worked on a linen in ground by Miriam Denton, dated 1785. In an oak frame it measures 33cm by 41cm and has an estimate of £100-150.

Lot 1226 is a framed Scottish alphabet sampler worked By Agnes Leishman, dated 1832. It measures 27cm by 43cm and has an estimate of £100-150.
If you explore beyond the samplers you will find Lot 1245 - a late 17th Century needlework picture depicting a dancing couple in a rural landscape, being accompanied by a seated flautist, with a church and water mill in the back ground. It measures 46cm by 43cm and comes with an estimate of £800-1200. Happy bidding!

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