Friday 3 January 2014

Norfolk School Sampler For Auction & More

Woolley and Wallis of Salisbury have 10 samplers for auction on 7 January 2014. Lot 138 comprises two samplers : At the top of the image, a George III needlework sampler by Priscilla Carroll, dated 1785 measuring 15" x 10" (38 x 27.3cm) and below, the Norfolk sampler worked by Neo(?) Gerrarde at age 12 years - a lovely example of a lozenge form sampler from this school. The estimate for both is £100 - £200.

Lot 136, also with Woolley and Wallis, is a  Regency needlework sampler by Lucy Dance, Nottingham 1819, worked in silks with a honeysuckle border to a Remember now thy Creator verse. It measures 16" x 12" (41.3 x 31cm) and is in a glazed ebonised and gilt frame. The estimate is £200 - £300.
Lot 133 also from Woolley and Wallis is an early Victorian needlework sampler by Emma Bottomer, dated April 1st 1840. This sampler measures 12" square (31cm) and is in a glazed mahogany frame. The estimate is £60 - £100. If you are interested in any of the three samplers above, here is your link to click.
Last but not least this week is Lot 623 for sale at Fieldings Auctioneers on 11 January 2014. It is a rather lovely late19th Century needlework sampler detailed with a central panel of flowers and bordered by leaves, fruits and insects. it measures 28.5cm by 36cm and has an estimate of £50 - £80. For more details of this sampler, click here.

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