New England Schoolgirl Floral Embroidery, Vacant Family Record
Anonymous, Early 19th-Century,
Silk on silk
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")
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)
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”)
Needlework, Sampler, Dolly Edward, Aged 11 Years, July 16, 1802
Silk on linen; marking sampler embroidered floral sprigs
(Dimensions: 15.25 by 19”)
Bead work Picture, Clemence House
(Gilt frame with losses, else fine. Frame: 9.5 by 13”, sight-size: 6.25 by 9.75”)
"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.
Woolie, Needlework, Woolwork, Portrait of Three Masted Ship at Sea
Anonymous, Late 19th Century
Worked in colored yarns and thread, flying British flag, oak frame, gilt liner
(Generally excellent, minor losses limited to lowest section; frame: 34.75 by 28", sight-size: 27.75 by 21")
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)
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut
Silk on linen, framed in a reproduction period frame.
(Dimensions: 11.5 by 15" frame, 7.25 by 10.5" sight-size)
Needlework, Sampler, Matilda Peters
Possibly Vermont, 1807
Silk on linen with strawberry border and verse
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")
Needlework, Sampler, Elizabeth Heyberger
Silk on linen
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)
Needlework, Sampler, Ames Chers Parens (Dear Parents)
Silk on linen
(Dimensions: 13.5 by 14" frame, 10.25 by 10.75" sight-size)
Needlework, Sampler, Elizabeth R. Glover
Silk on linen marking sampler, not dated
Framed in later birdseye maple frame.
(Dimensions: 13 by 10" frame, 10.5 by 7.5" sight-size)
Needlework, Sampler, Sarah Hazzard
Springfield, New Hampshire, 1807
Silk on linen, marking sampler with minor losses.
"SARAH * HAZZARD'S SAMPLER * AUGUST * / 22 * 1807"
Family history available.
(Dimensions: 11.5 by 13.5" frame, sight-size: 9.5 by 11.5")
Marking Sampler with Obedience to Parents Verse, Eliza Holdrich, 1822
(Mounted within late frame measuring 10 by 12”, sight-size: 8.75 by 10.75”)
Beadwork, Boy with Dog
Dimensions: 8.24 by 6.5".
Woolwork Still Life, Basket of Flowers within Concentric Spandrel, Folk Art
Unknown Maker, Dated 1892
Perfectly balanced composition of fully developed flowers, leaves and buds
(Excellent condition; mounted within contemporary carved and gilt frame; frame: 35.25 by 35.25": view: 32.75 by 32.75")
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Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Woolie, Woolwork, American, Flying Cloud by Mary Ellen Crisp (born 1896)
Noted Artist Mary Ellen Crisp, Nutley, New Jersey 1896 - SOLD
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)
Very good condition, mounted in later frames
These items just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD
(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
Embroidery, Silk on Silk, Water colored Paper Face Hands & Instrument, Hair
Gentleman Playing Woodwind Instrument
19th Century - SOLD
(Frame: 12 by 10"; view: 9.75 by 7.75")
414-36 - SOLD
Needlework, Sampler, Magdeleine Pratherno
French, 1745 - SOLD
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
Beadwork, Shadow Box, Victorian Beaded Bird
C. 1890, all original - SOLD
Executed using exceptional raised work technique in beads.
(Frame: 17 by 15"; view: 15.25 by 13.25")
1032-23 - SOLD
Family Record, Needlework, Comstock, Quakers
Wrought by Anna Comstock, 1830, Aged 10, Mendon, MA
Father: James Comstock, Born, Providence, RI, 1793
Mother: Catherine Farnum, Born, Uxbridge, MA, 1793 - SOLD
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
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
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
Worked by Annie E. Voorhees
Blawenburg, New Jersey, 1846
Silk on linen in a blue painted frame - SOLD
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
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