Friday, 10 May 2013

Samplers For Auction @ Chorleys * 16 May 2013

There are a number of samplers for sale at this auction. The one above is Lot 328, circa 1810, not named, sewn with prayer, alphabet, flowers and butterflies. It measures 37cm x 31.5cm (14.5 x 12.5") and is in a maple frame. The estimate is £300 - £500.

Above is Lot 329, a needlework sampler featuring Adam and Eve and is signed Mary Ann Osbourne her sampler aged 11 years. It is in a moulded frame and measures 41cm x 31cm (16.25" x 12.25"). The estimate is £400 - £500.

Lot 324 was worked circa 1800 by Jemima Stewart. It measures 42cm x 30cm (16.5" x 11.75") and has an estimate of £300 - £400.

Lot 325 is by Maria Elliss and is dated October 2nd 1810. This sampler measures 41cm x 30cm (16" x 11.75") and is in a maple frame. The estimate is £300 - £400.

Though Lot 331 is a recent work of 1916, I thought you might be interested to see this example of a Wessex Stitchery needlework sampler, designed and worked by MMF - possibly by Mrs Foster of Bath who held an exhibition at the Medici Gallery, 7 Grafton Street, London, opened by Major Sir Neville Wilkinson 1934, which displayed 300 pieces by Mrs Foster, aged 90 years old. The estimate for this piece is £200 - £300. For details of these samplers and the others in the sale, click here.

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