Wednesday 29 February 2012

An Exciting Antiques Roadshow & An Exciting Needleprint Draw - The Winner is Announced

Thank you MJ for sending me the link to this exciting Antiques Roadshow from Pittsburgh. Right at the beginning there were 4 samplers that had been found interleaved in old newspaper.
Here is a close-up of the smaller three alphabet samplers.
And there is a fabulous large pictorial sampler at the back.
It is a progression of works stitched in 1823.
All worked by the same school-girl, Mary McNair.
Below you can see details of the larger sampler
which was probably worked in Chester County Pennsylvania.
So, how would you value these?
Well, the smallest alphabet sampler was valued at a few hundred dollars. The taller alphabet on the right was valued at $400-$500; the middle text at $1,000-$1,500 and the largest one at $10,000. Together as a rare set, the valuation for insurance was $15,000. Did he get it right? To see the clip yourself - click here. And before I forget, the winner of the SANQ draw is Kathy from Germany. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who took part. There will be more to come, I promise you, so please don't despair.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this appraisal! i love the alphabet with the border, so cute!