Folk Art Wool Valance, Early Cotton Prints
Appliqued on either side of a central floral motif. All hand sewn with wool fringe. Professionally mounted for display.
Dimensions: 70.5 by 19.5".
Silk on silk with watercolor
The work remains in good condition with only fading and scattered staining. (Frame: 19.5 x 18 inches; view: 15.5 x 14 inches)
Needlework, Sampler, Embroidery
Wrought by Betsy Bailey, age 11
Early 19th Century
Worked in silk on linen - SOLD
Neatly compartmentalized marking sampler above embroidered panel displaying twin chimney dwelling, trees, fence and flowers. The work centered by a meandering floral vine. (17.75 x 15.75 inches)
201-304 - SOLD
By Harriet Sanders
Circa 1829 - SOLD
Harriet was born to Jacob and Sabra Sanders 23 February, 1843.
The simple work was wrought at aged 9, February 1829. (The textile measures: 17 5/8 by 5.75-inches; framed: 11.5 by 23.5-inches.)
607-1 - SOLD
"Mary Casey is my name and with my needle wrought"
Probably Newport, Rhode Island...silk on linen needlework sampler, inscribed "Mary Casey is my name and with my needle wrought", finely wrought with bands of verse and central band of stylized flowers, all within a floral, line and saw-tooth border done in shades of green, blue, yellow, brownish-red, and tan. Also birds, stylized trees and intricate stitch work. The work remains bright and fine excepting thread losses within alphabet and verse. Conservation mounted with a modern Hogarth type frame having overall dimensions of 16.5 by 23-inches.
Overmantel, Silk Embroidered
Pictorial overmantel worked with silk on cotton twill in the style of 18th Century embroideries. This particular scene is reminiscent of Boston embroideries of the 18th century. Silk work is in excellent condition but the ground has suffered staining.
Dimensions: 24.5 by 46.5" frame, 17.5 by 39.5" sight-size.
Schoolgirl Embroidered Map
England and Wales
This finely wrought work is mounted within period gilt frame. Minor imperfections. Dimensions: 24 by 28-inch frame, 19.5 by 23.5-inch sight-size.
Sarah A Bellows Sampler Wrought 1827 age 9 - SOLD
Sarah was born in Walpole, New Hampshire April 13, 1818
This sawtooth and floral double border sampler was worked with silk on linen and remains in very good condition.
Dimensions: sight size 11 5/8 by 11 5/8-inches.
270-76 - SOLD
Abigail Stratton's Sampler Worked in 1814 - SOLD
Massachusetts sampler with a lovely oversized floral arrangement as the central motif.
The sampler is embroidered with silk on linen.
Dimensions: 10 by 17-inches.
756-2 - SOLD
Julia Wiggin-aged 15
Silk threads worked on a linen warp, wool
weft dyed green; hemmed on all sides
Circa 1802 - SOLD
The dark green background affords the composition great depth and contrast while the saw tooth border frames the work. The stylized basket containing layered flowers, bud and leaves above apposing meandering vines and foliage is dramatic; other layered floral, bud and vine motifs fill what was is traditionally negative space. A genealogical search suggests that Julia may have been born to Simon and Hanna Wiggin (nee Hannah Rundlett) at Stratham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire in February, 1787. (View area: 12 by 16.75-inches; add 1.75-inches for the modern burl walnut frame. The needlework is conservation mounted.)
191-280 - SOLD
Adam and Eve Sampler
E. Shaw, Aged 10
Early 19th Century - SOLD
Adam and Eve center the fruited tree with coiled serpent within a work of potted flowers, animals; trees and angels beneath crowns...all within a scalloped floral border. (Frame: 19 x 18.25 inches; view: 16.5 x 15.75 inches.)
324-27 - SOLD
By Lowisa White
Circa 1754 - SOLD
As depicted, / two deer, trees, three crowns, each over initials, very strong colors; remaining in fine condition with one small "pull" at right of tree.
(Frame: 8.75 x 17 inches; view: 7.75 x 16 inches.)
731-15 - SOLD