Saturday, 13 July 2013

Whole World & Holland Samplers For Auction

It is a rare occasion to see late 18th century silk embroidered map of the world, the ones depicting two faces of the globe so I thought you might like to see this one titled The World with all the Modern Discoveries. It is set within a colour silk embroidered border of ribbons and flowers, and measures 62cm x 46cm, framed. Its estimate is £50 - £100 and is Lot 623 for auction at Bleasdales Ltd on 24 July 2013. Click here for more details.

Bleasedales Ltd have a number of embroidered maps of England for sale also, this one is late 18th century/early 19th century, titled Map of England and Wales, M. Holbrook and shows counties delineated and named with surrounding seas, within a floral outer border. It measures 51cm x 44cm, in an oval gilt frame and has an estimate of £200 - £300. Click here for more details.
I was quite taken by this early 18th century band sampler with atypical designs which seems to have been worked by Mary? Holland in 1744 with an inscription: But those that worship God and give their parents honour due here on the earth thy love shall have and live hereafter too. It measures 44 x 20cm and has an estimate of £100 - £150. It is Lot 418 for auction on 16 July at Holloways Auctioneers. Click here for more detail.

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