Monday 19 April 2010

Sale of 26 Samplers * 27 April 2010

A collection of 26 samplers (Lots 175-200) belonging to a member of the Embroiderers' Guild in Lincoln is to be auctioned on 27 April 2010 by Thos Mawer in Lincoln. Amongst them is this depiction of Lincoln Cathedral by Rebecca Unsworth completed in 1845. Estimate £300-£600.
There is also an 18th century Lincolnshire needlework sampler worked with three verses and inscribed "Frances Wood ended this sampler in the 12th year of her age December 10th 1760"; also "this sampler was wrought at Mrs Salt?? School in Alford the year of our Lord 1760 Lincolnshire. Unfortunately the photo does not do it justice. Estimate £200-£400.
Also coming up for auction - Whytes of Dublin have this stitched map of Ireland for auction on 23 April 2010. Estimate is 500-700 Euros.


  1. Wonderful to see the samplers. I used to live in Lincolnshire when I was younger - brings back memories.

  2. It is always special to be reminded of places you once lived, isn't it? Lincolnshire is a lovely place and I try to make time to visit on the way north whenever we go.