Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Bridport Auction House has this very noteworthy sampler for auction on 27 September 2013. Worked by Mary Fielding in 1856 she, unlike some more age-coy ladies who may fiddle with dates on their samplers, instructs us straight away to take note of her age when she worked her sampler. She is 65! I have seen a few samplers now, worked by mature women, but this is the first direct example I have seen. It is Lot 108 and measures 25" square. Click here for more details.
Lot 571 at Lyon & Turnbull on 4 October 2013 is a handsome Spanish needlework sampler by Maria Cars Garcia dated 1877. It measures approximate 20" x 22" and its estimate is £150 - £250. Click here for more details.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:00