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Fine and Rare "Fishing Lady" Canvaswork Picture, Piping Shepherd and Shepherdess Boston, Massachusetts, Circa 1740-1770 Finely wrought, silk and wool embroidery on linen ground, tent stich


Fine and Rare 'Fishing Lady' Canvaswork Picture, Piping Shepherd and Shepherdess



Boston, Massachusetts, Circa 1740-1770



Finely wrought, silk and wool embroidery on linen ground, tent stich

Attributed to the Boston School of “Fishing Lady” Needlework. This needlework displaying an upright couple within an elaborate pastoral landscape featuring animals and flowers; depicted is a man in red coat with horn followed by a running dog, and a lady wearing a pink striped dress carrying floral basket on her head and staff in her hand. The work includes flanking trees, birds and butterflies; a black and white spotted dog, three lambs, and flowering plants, all before a large house on hillock issuing smoke from chimney. LITERATURE: A closely related needlework picture dated 1746, (Winterthur collection), is illustrated in Betty Ring'sGirlhood Embroidery, volume I, page 46, figure 43. Betty mentions another in Historical Society of Old Newbury. (The work remains on original stretcher and is mounted within a period frame that may also be original; some thread thinning and fading, else fine and original;
frame: 23 x 17.25”; view: 19.75 x 14”)

$39,750.00

1202-14




Period Silk and Watercolor Embroidery, Fame Places Flowers at Shakespeare’s Tomb
Anonymous, English, Circa 1795, Very good condition, (14.5” by 17”)
Based on An Engraving by Bartolozzi, After Drawing by Angelica Kaufmann


Period Silk and Watercolor Embroidery, Fame Places Flowers at Shakespeare’s Tomb
Anonymous, English, Circa 1795, Very good condition, (14.5” by 17”)
Based on An Engraving by Bartolozzi, After Drawing by Angelica Kaufmann, entire view

Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) was an Italian engraver, whose most productive period was spent in
London; founder of Royal Academy of Arts.
Swiss artist Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), moved to London in 1766 and was one of two women
artists who helped found the Royal Academy; Kauffmann produced several Shakespeare-themed
paintings, large and small, many of which were circulated widely as prints.


Period Silk and Watercolor Embroidery, Fame Places Flowers at Shakespeare’s Tomb
Anonymous, English, Circa 1795, Very good condition, (14.5” by 17”)
Based on An Engraving by Bartolozzi, After Drawing by Angelica Kaufmann, detail view 1

Period Silk and Watercolor Embroidery, Fame Places Flowers at Shakespeare’s Tomb
Anonymous, English, Circa 1795, Very good condition, (14.5” by 17”)
Based on An Engraving by Bartolozzi, After Drawing by Angelica Kaufmann, detail view 2

Period Silk and Watercolor Embroidery, Fame Places Flowers at Shakespeare’s Tomb
Anonymous, English, Circa 1795, Very good condition, (14.5” by 17”)
Based on An Engraving by Bartolozzi, After Drawing by Angelica Kaufmann, back view

$850.00

1253-5




Antique Sampler, Hannah Pickard, 1798, Age 10, New England
Life is wasting. Death is hasting.
Silk on linen


Antique Sampler, Hannah Pickard, 1798, Age 10, New England, entire view

(16.25" x 12.25" sight)


Antique Sampler, Hannah Pickard, 1798, Age 10, New England, detail view 1

Antique Sampler, Hannah Pickard, 1798, Age 10, New England, detail view 2

Antique Sampler, Hannah Pickard, 1798, Age 10, New England, back view

$2,800.00

324-60




Antique Needlework Sampler & Family Record, Rebecca Lund, New Hampshire
Dunstable, New Hampshire (Now Nashua)
Rebecca J. Lund, 1822


Antique Needlework Sampler & Family Record, Rebecca Lund, New Hampshire
Dunstable, New Hampshire (Now Nashua) 
Rebecca J. Lund, 1822, entire view

Rebecca worked this beautiful graphic family register sampler that records her
immediate family. Neatly compartmentalized register and alphabets centered by a lovely
floral border and surmounted with basket of flowers all above the lowers section
displaying houses, trees, birdhouse, birds and urn of flowers. Rebecca was the
youngest of eleven children born to Augustus Lund and Johanna (Smith) Lund all from
Dunstable, NH which is now Nashua, NH. She married James Underwood Parker in
January 1835 in her hometown. They had six children in 15 years. She died on October
13, 1897, in Springfield, Massachusetts, having lived a long life of 88 years, and was
buried in Manchester, New Hampshire.
(Silk on linen; 23.25” x 20.75” sight.)


Antique Needlework Sampler & Family Record, Rebecca Lund, New Hampshire
Dunstable, New Hampshire (Now Nashua) 
Rebecca J. Lund, 1822, sans frame

Antique Needlework Sampler & Family Record, Rebecca Lund, New Hampshire
Dunstable, New Hampshire (Now Nashua) 
Rebecca J. Lund, 1822, bottom detail

Antique Needlework Sampler & Family Record, Rebecca Lund, New Hampshire
Dunstable, New Hampshire (Now Nashua) 
Rebecca J. Lund, 1822, back view

$5,600.00

324-58




Antique Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828
Wrought by Miss. Martha Barron Pickering,
Aged 11 Years, May 27th, 1828


Antique Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering, 



Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 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")


Needlework Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering, 



Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828

Needlework Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering, 



Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828

Needlework Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering, 



Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828

$4,350.00

1268-2




Antique Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,
Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Wrought by the instruction of M. Brooks


Antique Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,



Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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")


Needlework Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,



Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Needlework Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,



Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Needlework Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,



Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

$2,800.00

1268-1




Antique Sampler by Prudence Locket,
Aged 9, 1807
A neatly wrought work in fine original condition


Antique Sampler by Prudence Locket, Aged 9, 1807

(Archivally mounted; frame: 12.5 x 14"; view: 11.5 x 10.25")


Needlework Sampler by Prudence Locket, Aged 9, 1807

Needlework Sampler by Prudence Locket, Aged 9, 1807

Needlework Sampler by Prudence Locket, Aged 9, 1807

$395.00

862-16




Antique Sampler, Elizabeth Foster,
Aged 9, 1849


Antique Sampler, Elizabeth Foster, Aged 9, 1849

Neatly worked within a floral border are three alphabets, verse and finely wrought traveling man and his dog. The work is mounted within a period frame.
(Fine original condition: frame: 16.25 x 16.25"; view: 12 x 12")


Needlework Sampler, Elizabeth Foster, Aged 9, 1849

Needlework Sampler, Elizabeth Foster, Aged 9, 1849

Needlework Sampler, Elizabeth Foster, Aged 9, 1849

$635.00

862-13




Antique Sampler, Hester Witcomb, Aged 14,
Subscription School, Mells,
1818 Mells, Somerset, England
Marking sampler with three alphabets in fine original condition


Antique Needlework Sampler, Hester Witcomb, Aged 14

(Archivally mounted within a modern frame; Frame: 16.25 x 16.25"; view: 12 x 12")


Needlework Sampler, Hester Witcomb, Aged 14

Needlework Sampler, Hester Witcomb, Aged 14

Antique Needlework Sampler, Hester Witcomb, Aged 14

$455.00

862-17




Antique Sampler, Martha Congdon, 1822, Aged 13 New England…clean and bright, silk on linen



Frequently samplers remain unfinished as is the case with Martha’s work; it is always a mystery but it often, as in this case, results in the work surviving in excellent condition. We did check death records to see if Martha might have died in 1822 or shortly thereafter but couldn't find anything. We have attributed this sampler to New Hampshire based on the similarity in design to other documented samplers from New Hampshire (including another that we know featuring a very similar yellow house and overall composition). There were also several Congdon families living in the state at the time the sampler was made. However, the only specific references we could find to Martha Congdon born in the right year were t girls from Rhode Island, Connecticut and Vermont. So, "New England" would be very safe or even "Northern New England" as we believe a New Hampshire or Vermont origin is more likely than Connecticut or Rhode Island.
(Very Fine original condition; frame: 20.5 x 19"; view: 18 x 16.5")





$1,565.00

1253-24




New England Schoolgirl Floral Embroidery, Vacant Family Record
Anonymous, Early 19th-Century,
Silk on silk


 New England Schoolgirl Floral Embroidery, Vacant Family Record

Nested birds, birds perched on trees above figures flanked by trees; a cenotaph-like urn festooned with ribbon and bowknots centered by dog and bird…these vignettes centering vacant center…all within an elaborate floral border. Unfortunately, the center section worked in pencil remains unfinished. There are minor losses to border not effecting embroidery; toning, and stains. There is minor thread loss limited to center. The work is mounted within an appropriate non-period frame. With some work it is likely that the penciled record may be identified; appears to be a family named Perry.
(Frame: 22 x 18.5"; view: 19 x 16")


 New England Schoolgirl Floral Embroidery, Vacant Family Record

 New England Schoolgirl Floral Embroidery, Vacant Family Record

$2,250

1032-192




Seventeenth Century Band Sampler Featuring Three Outstanding Female Figures Worked in Sophisticated Detached Needle Lace Stitches and Techniques
Outstanding Design and Execution of Rarely Encountered Costumed Figures
1678 (R. Cormel)


Antique Band Sampler with Three Female Figures, 17th Century, entire view

Curios embroidered overlay is found at center of band under alphabet; a similar treatment conforms to the ladies’ heads continuing to shoulders. (Appears to be period)
A circa 1675 English spot motif and band sampler with similarly wrought lady is in the Fitzwilliam Museum Collection (Object Number: T.57-1928) This needlework is ex Glee Krueger, second acquisition; 1964. (Likely reduced in length; not examined out of frame. Archival mounted within frame by Perry Hopf. Frame: 17 by 11”, sight-size: 13 by 7.5”)

$7,250

1032-190


Antique Band Sampler with Three Female Figures, 17th Century, with ruler for scale
Antique Band Sampler with Three Female Figures, 17th Century, figures detail
Antique Band Sampler with Three Female Figures, 17th Century, designs detail



Antique Sampler
"Mary Casey is my name and with my needle wrought" Rhode Island, Circa 1763


Antique Needlework, Sampler by Mary Casey, Circa 1763, close up view

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.

$13,675

156-9


Antique Needlework, Sampler by Mary Casey, Circa 1763, close up view



Embroidered Picture
Anonymous
Circa 1800
Silk on silk with watercolor


Embroidered Picture Anonymous Circa 1800 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)

$1,275

413-16


Embroidered Picture Anonymous Circa 1800 Silk on silk with watercolor
Embroidered Picture Anonymous Circa 1800 Silk on silk with watercolor



Needlework, Antique Sampler
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, close up view

Silk on linen, framed in a reproduction period frame.
(Dimensions: 11.5 by 15" frame, 7.25 by 10.5" sight-size)

$650

1032-130


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Possibly Norwich, Connecticut, with ruler for scale



Needlework, Sampler, Matilda Peters
Possibly Vermont, 1807
Silk on linen with strawberry border and verse


Antique Needlework Sampler by Matilda Peters, Possibly Vermont, 1807, close up view

The Request
Give me a calm & thankful / heart / From ev’ry murmer
Free / The blessing of thy grace imp/art / And make me
Live to thee / Let the sweet hope that thou art mine / My
life and death attend / The presence thro my Journ/ey
shine / And crown my Jouney end.
(Frame: 12.25 by 17.25", sight-size: 10.25 by 15.25")

$550

1032-125


Antique Needlework Sampler by Matilda Peters, Possibly Vermont, 1807, with ruler for scale



Needlework, Sampler, Elizabeth Heyberger
Silk on linen


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Elizabeth Heyberger, close up view

Cross, eyelet, and queen stitch. Five upper case alphabets and one lowercase.
(Dimensions: 14.5 by 13.75" frame, 13 by 12.25" sight-size)

$495

1032-135


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Elizabeth Heyberger, with ruler for scale



Needlework, Sampler, Ames Chers Parens (Dear Parents)
French, 1835
Silk on linen


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Ames Chers Parens, French, 1835, close up view

(Dimensions: 13.5 by 14" frame, 10.25 by 10.75" sight-size)

$395

1032-134


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Ames Chers Parens, French, 1835, detail
Antique Needlework, Sampler, Ames Chers Parens, French, 1835, with ruler for scale



Needlework, Sampler, Elizabeth R. Glover
Silk on linen marking sampler, not dated


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Elizabeth R. Glover, close up view

Framed in later birdseye maple frame.
(Dimensions: 13 by 10" frame, 10.5 by 7.5" sight-size)

$350

1032-126


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Elizabeth R. Glover, with ruler for scale



Needlework, Sampler, Sarah Hazzard
Springfield, New Hampshire, 1807
Silk on linen, marking sampler with minor losses.


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Sarah Hazzard, 1807, close up view

"SARAH * HAZZARD'S SAMPLER * AUGUST * / 22 * 1807"
Family history available.
(Dimensions: 11.5 by 13.5" frame, sight-size: 9.5 by 11.5")

$295

1032-132


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Sarah Hazzard, 1807, with ruler for scale



Marking Sampler with Obedience to Parents Verse, Eliza Holdrich, 1822


Antique Needlework Marking Sampler by Eliza Holdrich, 1822, entire view

(Mounted within late frame measuring 10 by 12”, sight-size: 8.75 by 10.75”)

$295

1096-68


Antique Needlework Marking Sampler by Eliza Holdrich, 1822, top detail
Antique Needlework Marking Sampler by Eliza Holdrich, 1822, bottom detail



Beadwork, Boy with Dog
Glass beads


Antique Beadwork, Boy with Dog, Glass Beads, entire view

Dimensions: 8.24 by 6.5".

$195

1032-68


Antique Beadwork, Boy with Dog, Glass Beads, with ruler for scale



Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Needlework, Sampler, Dolly Edward, Aged 11 Years, July 16, 1802
New England
Silk on linen; marking sampler embroidered floral sprigs - SOLD


Antique Needlework Sampler by Dolly Edward, Aged 11 Years, New England, 1802, close up view

(Dimensions: 15.25 by 19”)

1032-139 - SOLD




Bead work Picture, Clemence House
Anonymous, 1826 - SOLD


Antique Beadwork Picture of Clemence House, Dated 1826, close up view

(Gilt frame with losses, else fine. Frame: 9.5 by 13”, sight-size: 6.25 by 9.75”)

1032-69 - SOLD




Woolie, Woolwork, American, Flying Cloud by Mary Ellen Crisp (born 1896)
Noted Artist Mary Ellen Crisp, Nutley, New Jersey 1896 - SOLD


Antique Woolwork of the American Ship Flying Cloud, by Mary Ellen Crisp, Circa 1896, entire view

Crisp's work can be found in the permanent collections of Smithsonian American Art Museum, D.C. and the Cooper Hewitt Museum, National Design Museum, N.Y.
(Frame: 37 by 24.5”, sight-size: 32.5 by 19.5”)

659-136 - SOLD




Samplers, Marking Samplers, Two Works by Jerusha Seymour (Born 1796)
Likely Connecticut
Very good condition, mounted in later frames
These items just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD


Samplers, Marking Samplers, Two Works by Jerusha Seymour (Born 1796)

Likely Connecticut, entire view

(Small sampler frame: 9.25 by 7.5", small sampler sight-size: 8.25 by 6.5", larger sampler frame: 7.75 by 11", larger sampler sight-size: 6.75 by 10")

1096-62 - SOLD






Needlework, Sampler, Magdeleine Pratherno
French, 1745 - SOLD


Antique Needlework Sampler by Magdeleine Pratherno, 1745, close up view

(Translation:
Made by Magdalene Prathermo senior 6 years & 9 months ended March 20, 1745

Our Father who art in heaven. Your name be sanctified. Thy kingdom viellen. Thy will be done on Earth as in Heaven. Give us today our bread quotidian. And we pardone our trespasses, as we by-donnon to those who have offended us. And indui us not into temptation, but deliver from evil-nos. For a toi st the reign, the power, and the glory of the Centuries Centuries. Amen.)

(Dimensions: 11 by 15.75” frame, 8 by 12.75” sight-size)

1032-133 - SOLD




Family Record, Needlework, Comstock, Quakers
Central Massachusetts
Wrought by Anna Comstock, 1830, Aged 10, Mendon, MA
Father: James Comstock, Born, Providence, RI, 1793
Mother: Catherine Farnum, Born, Uxbridge, MA, 1793 - SOLD


Antique Needlework, Family Record, Comstock Family, 1830, entire view

Floral, heart, diamond and strawberry border centering arched compartment wherein Anna stitched her family record. Excellent overall condition with NO stains or holes; some uniform fading. Genealogy available
(Frame: 17 by 18"; view: 15.5 by 16.5")

894-2 - SOLD




Folk Art Wool Valance, Early Cotton Prints - SOLD


Antique Folk Art Wool Valance, Appliqued, Cotton Prints, entire view

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".

787-3 - SOLD




Sarah A Bellows Sampler Wrought 1827 age 9 - SOLD


Antique Needlework, Sampler by Sarah Bellows, age 9, entire view

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


Antique Needlework, Sampler by Abigail Stratton, 1814, entire view

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
Linsey-Woolsey Sampler
Silk threads worked on a linen warp, wool
weft dyed green; hemmed on all sides

New Hampshire
Circa 1802 - SOLD


Antique Needlework, Green Linsey Woolsey Sampler by Julia Wiggin, age 15, close up view

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


Antique Needlework, Adam and Eve Sampler by E. Shaw, age 10, entire view

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




Marking Sampler
By Lowisa White
Scotland
Circa 1754 - SOLD


Antique Needlework, Marking Sampler by Lowisa White, Circa 1754, entire view

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




Needlework, Sampler
Worked by Annie E. Voorhees
Blawenburg, New Jersey, 1846
Silk on linen in a blue painted frame - SOLD


Antique Needlework Sampler, Annie E. Voorhees, 1846, entire view

There is one small stain between the M and N that looks like it could be cleaned.
Dimensions: 17 by 18.25" frame, 15.5 by 17" sight-size.

1032-26 - SOLD




Needlework, Sampler, Embroidery
Wrought by Betsy Bailey, age 11
Massachusetts
Early 19th Century
Worked in silk on linen - SOLD


Antique Needlework, Embroidered Sampler by Betsy Bailey, age 11, unframed view

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




Marking Sampler
By Harriet Sanders
Townsend, Massachusetts
Circa 1829 - SOLD


Antique Needlework, Marking Sampler by Harriet Sanders, close up view

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



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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