Needlework, House Sampler, Wrought by Lydia Martin, 12th Year of her Age
New England Date/Period: 1804
Measurement: Frame: 18" x 16.75"; view: 15" x 13.75"
Condition: Very good, one trivial pea size stain to right of tree…lower right.
Additional Information: Four alphabets within stylistic dividing bands wrought of
various colors. The twin chimney house with a fine fence and gate is flanked by trees
and the initials ‘L M”. The work is mounted within a period frame.
Needlework Sampler by Mary Ann Hardy, Weymouth, Dorset Date/Period: 1825
Measurement: Frame: 11.75" x 16"; view: 7.75" x 12"
Material: Silk on linen
Condition: Overall good…a horizontal line of soiling through the brick dwelling likely caused by
shrinkage crack in backboard. Appears to be original frame and backboard.
Additional Information: Wonderful verse…
Antique Needlework, Sampler, American Marking Sampler Date/Period: Early 19th Century
Measurement: Frame: 17" x 18.75"; view: 15.75" x 17.25"
Condition: Excellent, not examined out of frame
Additional Information: Floral border, potted flowers, birds, and dogs; three alphabets,
verse, and numerals within bottom border.
Antique Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828
Wrought by Miss. Martha Barron Pickering, Aged 11 Years, May 27th, 1828
Worked with silk threads and silk floss on linen
The stylistic format of Martha Pickering’s sampler-featuring a distinctive birdhouse and pyramid-shaped trees-was employed in Portsmouth as early as 1810 and continued to be favored until 1840. Works from this group include the month, day, and year that the sampler was embroidered. A picket fence attaches the house to barn; a single bird is usually perched on the gatepost, and a birdhouse (with chimney) is mounted on a pole elevated above the barns roof; there is a bird perched on the roofs peak. Anotherschool tradition is the use of trees, they are always wrought in odd numbers of one, three, or five, depending on available space based on the width of the sampler; foliage is embroidered cross-stitches. Depicted in this work is a bird atop the center tree. This needlework sampler remains in superb original condition and is archivally mounted within an attractive modern frame. (Frame: 21" x 20"; view: 17.5" x 16.5")
Antique House Sampler, Embroidery, Likely Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1807
Sarah Toppan Raboteau, Age 9, 1807
A three and one-half story twin chimney grand house within fenced garden of trees
displaying five birds; brick walled front garden…the diamond pattern front walk displays
substantial thread loss. (Frame: 22 x 23"; view: 20 x 21")
Wrought by Sarah Toppan Raboteau age 9; Birth; 28 May 1798 Newburyport
Mother: Abigail Raboteau
Father: Sea Captain; Charles Cornelius Raboteau
Antique Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon, Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Wrought by the instruction of M. Brooks
Potted flowers and trees on hillock within strawberry border centering four alphabets, verse and stitchery samplings.
(Stained as depicted; Frame: 18.5" x 22.75"; view: 17" x 21.25")
Sampler, Marking Sampler, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Alphabets, Numerals, Verse
Eliza Robbins / Aged 10 Years / October 14, 1833
Bethlehem / July 31 / 1823
(Fading, light water stain at mid right edge; modern frame: 19.25 by 18.25", sight-size: 17.5 by 16.5")
Needlework Sampler, Jane Parson / Her Work / 1841, 19th C. Date/Period: 1841 - SOLD
Measurement: Frame: 17.75" x 15.75"; view: 12.25" x 10.25"
Material: Wrought on linen
Condition: Good, toned, else fine, original frame and backboard
Needlework, Mary Sanderson’s Sampler, 19th C. Date/Period: 1808 - SOLD
Measurement: Frame: 17.5" x 15"; view: 16" x 14.5"
Material: Wrought on lined
Condition: Good, imperfections, toning; evenly spaced nail holes on right side at
Additional Information: Wrought my Mary Sanderson at age 12 in 1808.
Measurement: Frame: 19" x 23.5"; view: 16" x 20.5"
Material: Silk on fine linen
Condition: Excellent, some even fading limited to lower alphabet;
Additional Information: Lucy McIntosh, aged seven, dated 1821. A floral border on
four sides enclosing three alphabets in different sizes and numerals 1 to 10. Below are
beautifully wrought flowers centering the young lady’s name: Lucy McIntosh and the
date 1821. Lucy McIntosh was born in 1814 in Brimfield, Hampden County,
Massachusetts to James and Louisa McIntosh and died on April 21, 1826, at age 12.
Possibly the original frame and gilt liner.
Sampler, Plattsburg, New York, 1828, Della Ann Holcomb Date/Period: 1828
Measurement: Frame: 17" x 18.75"; view: 16" x 17.75"
Material: Silk on linen
Condition: Very good, strong color, one small stain in 1st & 2nd line of verse
Additional Information: Floral border centering neatly compartmentalized alphabets,
verse, and potted plants. Wrought by Della Ann Holcomb – aged 9
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