Wednesday 26 December 2012

The Stonington Collection of Samplers @ Auction * Christies New York * 25 January 2013

There are some wonderful samplers and embroideries up for auction in the New Year. The ones you see here are from a collection of 29 stitched pieces collected by Dolf Fuchs.

Dolf Fuchs was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1929 and emigrated to the USA in 1953 where he lived in Stonington, Connecticut. He worked as a textiles commodities entrepreneur and travelled widely buying silk, flax and wool for American textile manufacturers.

He had a passion for samplers and now it is for sale in the New Year.

Below you can see an astonishing piece of rare, mid 17th century stumpwork displaying a very interesting petit point cartouched vignette. Even more astonishing is the estimate of $3000 which is just a little more than a simple US sampler of 1820! For more details of this auction and to download your own catalogue, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful TREASURES! Oh my goodness, can you just imagine the stories they could tell? :)