Saturday, 26 October 2013
I was totally intrigued by Lot 238 for sale at Campbell's Auctions on 29th October which comprises a simple sampler showing characteristic motifs from Quaker samplers. This sampler has 3 dates: 1780, 1787 and 1815 and includes a name, Sara or Sara H, which my or may not be the name of the main sampler maker. The medallion with the coronet resembles medallions found on mid 18th century Irish Quaker samplers and the two floral displays are more usually seen halved on Ackworth samplers. This piece measures 18 x 6in. and together with a printed map of Sussex, early 19th century, cartographer T. Kitchin comes with an estimate of £50 - £60 For more details, click here.
Lot 172 for sale on 30 October at Nesbits and Co is an alphabet sampler, with verse and house and is signed Harriet Prior and dated Mar 8 1842. It measures 33 x 25cm and has an estimate of £60 - £80 For more details, click here.
Lot 442 is for auction at John Nicholson on 6 November. It is a George III sampler signed Mary Ann Smith and and dated 1809. Worked in her 10th year it measures 19 x 13ins and has an estimate of £100 - £200 For more details, click here.
Lot 452 at Denham's on 30 October is also a George III sampler, probably Scottish, worked by Jane Andrew 1813, it presents a garden, house and motto. Measuring 22.5" x 15" it has an estimate of £75 - £120 For more details, click here.
Lot 627 for auction on 2 November at Roseberry's is an embroidered map of England and Wales by M. A. Steventon, probably worked early to mid 19th century. The linen ground is embroidered in coloured silks depicting the counties and has a floral embroidered border. It is in a gilt, glazed frame and measures approx 66cm x 58cm. It has an estimate of £200 - £300. For more details, click here.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:00