Antique Associates at West Townsend

About Us

Maine Antique Digest Ads

MAA and Antiques & Arts Ads

Room & Case Rentals

Sales Policy, Privacy Policy, Consignments & Brokerage

Contacts & Directions

Web Gallery

Main House Gallery

History Gallery

Antique Arms Gallery

Ten Minute Tour

Home Page
Weekly Features
Recent Features
Recent Site Adds
Recent Price Changes

Web Gallery Index

Antique Furniture | Portraits, Paintings, Mirrors, etc.
Vanes & Folk Art | Decorative Smalls
Architectural | Lighting
Ceramics, Silver & Glass | Banks & Toys

Early Textiles and Clothing

Quilts and Bedcovers | More Quilts and Coverlets
Samplers and Framed Textiles | Samplers and Framed Embroidery
Hooked Rugs | More Hooked Rugs | More Hooked Rugs
More Hooked Rugs | Antique Clothing and Accessories
Sewing Pockets and Items | Crewel, Flamestitch, etc.
Embroidered Blankets
<-- Previous | Next -->

Like Us on Facebook
     
Follow Us on Facebook  Follow Us on Facebook


Needlework Marking Sampler Wrought by Hannah Meserve, Newmarket, NH With Her Reticule, 1820s



Four neatly compartmentalized alphabets above 12-year old Hannah’s signature lines centered by vertical sawtooth borders. (Excellent condition; 23 X 9”)










$1,245.00

1208-6




Needlework Sampler; Wrought by Sara A. Davis, Likely Maine Sara A. Davis/Her Sampler



The silk on linen sampler having alphabets stitched above flowers and a flying bird. Silk on linen (Frame: 17.75 x 9"; view: 16.25 x 17.25")



$1,550.00

274-207




Ann Greely Family Record Sampler,
Portland, Maine, dated 1818, Silk on Linen



Ann Matilda Greely stitched an incredibly detailed family record sampler when she was just ten years old while attending Elizabeth Hussey's school in Portland, Maine. (Fine condition; frame: 20 x 23.5”, 20 1/2" x 17" sight size.)











$6,950.00

324-54




Rare Large Indiana Sampler,
Jane Mercer, Switzerland County Indiana 1840
Silk on linen; 22” x 19 ½” framed



This very graphic work features a dominate center-chimney house, birds and a beautifully composed poignant verse by a Jefferson City, Virginia poet published in The Knickerbocker/New York Monthly Magazine Volume 9 in 1837. Jane at age 25 (born circa 1815) worked this sampler under the instruction of Caroline Henderson age 33 (born 1807). In 1846 Jane married Joseph Rutherford (born circa1815), they had two sons. The 1850 census finds Jane and Caroline living just three houses apart in Jefferson Township. From census information it appears that the two women lived their lives near each other. In the 1860 census Caroline was a widow with four children working as a school teacher and the 1880 census finds Jane Mercer Rutherford as head of household with two children, one a student, the other a farmer.

$11,650.00

324-50




17th Century Tent Stich Embroidery,
QUEEN of SHEBA visiting KING SOLOMON
English, Circa 1660
Silk, pearls, braids and metallic thread on linen; 16 1/8" x 20 1/4" framed - SOLD



This fine tent-stitch picture depicts the Queen of Sheba (now the country of Yemen) visiting King Solomon: circa 1000 BCE and was worked in England around 1660. Executed with variety of colored silk threads in extremely fine tent-stitch; selvedge features twisted metallic thread…the piece is representative of the finest needlework of the period. According to the Bible, the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon: in Jerusalem to observe the splendor of his new temple and test his famed wisdom with hard philosophical questions and riddles. During Solomon’s reign this type of quizzing was fashionable entertainment among the elite. Solomon: was known as the great solver of riddles and it is likely that the Queen of Sheba also shared his passion.
(Generally excellent condition, couple small losses at extreme edges)

 

324-46 - SOLD




Needlework, House Sampler,
Mary Brown, Pennsylvania, Dated 1812
Silk on linen; 19 ¾” x 20” framed



Mary was a 10-year-old schoolgirl when she worked this impressive house sampler. She included a large brick center-hall house flanked with paired birds, trees, and various flowering motifs and a verse of encouragement for progressive young ladies that still rings true today. “Virtue and wit with science join-d/ Refine the manners form the mind/ And when with industry they meet/ The female character’s complete.”

$2,185.00

324-48




Unique Needlework Sampler, Mourning,
Lucy Maria French, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1807
A fine and rare silk on linen; 21” x 17” sight



Lucy stitched this unusual stylized sampler while attending Miss Word’s School in Portsmouth, NH. She included a large urn in the center memorizing Misses Sarah and Ann French. She also included two verses, vertical alphabets and angled lettering in her inscription. Also, a basket containing a rose centered by a festoon vine, berries and flowers above the cenotaph memorializing Sarah and Ann French; [d. 1795 and 1802] …the monument flanked by willow trees, all within a neatly wrought border.

$11,650.00

324-51




Bandana, Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, 4th July 1776
19th Century


Antique Bandana Depicting the Declaration of Independence, 19th Century, entire view

Large format printed cotton kerchief, after Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence" painting; plus the signers. See Threads of History – Americana Recorded on Cloth by Herbert Ridgeway Collins, page 200, plate 418.
(Minor top and bottom fraying, selvedge fine; two tiny tears, else as shown; 30 by 33”)

$675

1121-26




Sampler, Embroidered Needlework, Massachusetts
House Sampler, Animals, People, Birds, Verse
Elizabeth Walker, Barre, Massachusetts, August 6 1808
Lovely, neatly wrought; good color and clean
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested - SOLD


Antique Sampler, Embroidered, Barre Massachusetts, 1808, entire view

(Frame: 20.25 by 20.25"; view: 17.25 by 17.25")

593-61 - SOLD


Antique Sampler, Embroidered, Barre Massachusetts, 1808, with ruler for scale
Antique Sampler, Embroidered, Barre Massachusetts, 1808, top detail
Antique Sampler, Embroidered, Barre Massachusetts, 1808, bottom detail



Sampler, Marking Sampler, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Alphabets, Numerals, Verse
Eliza Robbins / Aged 10 Years / October 14, 1833
Bethlehem / July 31 / 1823


Antique Sampler, Marking Sampler, Eliza Robbins, 1833, entire view

(Fading, light water stain at mid right edge; modern frame: 19.25 by 18.25", sight-size: 17.5 by 16.5")

$1,450

232-307


Antique Sampler, Marking Sampler, Eliza Robbins, 1833, with ruler for scale



Pair of Sisters Samplers, Granville, Massachusetts


Antique Needlework, Pair of Sisters Samplers, Martia and Laura Hoisington, close up views

Needlework, Sampler, Martia M. Hoisington
Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, 1824
Silk on linen

Marcia Maria Hoisington
Birth: 23 Jul 1812, Suffield, CT
(Dimensions: 16.75 by 10.5")
1032-151

Needlework, Sampler, Laura C. Hoisington
Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, 1824
Silk on linen

Laura C Hoisington
Birth: 13 Sep 1815, Granville, MA
(Dimensions: 16.5 by 9")
1032-152

$625 for the pair


Antique Needlework, Pair of Sisters Samplers, Martia and Laura Hoisington, with ruler for scale



Embroideries, Silk, Pair, Oval, Boy and Girl with Cat and Dog in Landscape
Anonymous, Probably English, Circa 1800


Antique Embroideries, Pair, On Silk, Circa 1800, pair view

(Some toning, limited to edges (sky area); not examined out of frames; mounted within pressed brass and wood frames of the period measuring 6.5 by 5.25", sight-size: 4.75 by 5")

$925

1039-27


Antique Embroideries, Pair, On Silk, Circa 1800, with ruler for scale



Embroidery, Silk on Silk Floral Needlework


Antique Embroidery, Floral Needlework, Silk on Silk, close up view

19th Century American polychrome needlework in excellent condition
Dimensions: 28.25 by 24-inches.

$925

413-1


Antique Embroidery, Floral Needlework, Silk on Silk, entire view



Embroidery, Bird Central Motif
American
Mid 19th C.


Antique Bird Embroidery, American, Mid 19th Century, entire view

Charming cental motif bird on oak branch, surrounded by several sampler designs.
In early black reeded frame; minor damage in the left bottom corner.
(Frame: 13.75 by 13.75"; view: 11.75 by 11.75")

$495

1032-30




Needlework, Sampler, Minerva Beach, Aged 8 Years
Litchfield, Connecticut, 1807, Family History Available


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Minerva Beach, 1807, close up view

Silk on linen, in lemon gold frame, darned in a number of spots.
(Dimensions: 12.25 by 11.75" frame, 10.75 by 10.5" sight-size)

$375

1032-131


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Minerva Beach, 1807, with ruler for scale



Marking Sampler, Polly White, Salem, 18th Century
A little girls marking sampler


Antique Needlework Marking Sampler by Polly White of Salem, 18th Century, entire view

(New Frame: 8.5 by 8”, sight-size: 7.5 by 7”)

$325

1096-64




Embroidery, Roses


Antique Embroidery of Roses, entire view

Stain upper right corner, initials CMY and AFA.
(Frame: 11.25 by 9”, sight-size: 8.5 by 6.75”)

$175

1032-129


Antique Embroidery of Roses, with ruler for scale



Silkwork, Printwork, Oval, Embroidery


Antique Silkwork Embroidery with Printwork, close up view

Some missing areas top right.
(Frame: 7.5 by 6.25”, sight-size: 5 by 3.75”)

$175

1032-150


Antique Silkwork Embroidery with Printwork, with ruler for scale



Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Embroidery, Silk on Linen Canvas-work, Shepherdess Seated in Landscape
England, circa 1740; possibly earlier
Satin floss worked with silk threads worked in a fine variety of stitches - SOLD


Antique Silk Embroidery on Linen of Shepherdess Seated in Landscape, English, Circa 1740, close up view

The seated shepherdess holds a crook in one hand, a flower in the other; she is centered by flora and fauna including birds, snail, her dog; sheep, flowers, trees, and a sun-face dipping below clouds. The work is sealed within a japanned fame having the collectors’ label of Ria Ponsonby (born Victoria Lily Hegan Kennard [1874-1955], daughter of Colonel Hegan Kennard) who married Frederick Ponsonby, 1st Baron Synsonby 17 May, 1899. Ponsonby was private secretary to Queen Victoria and later Edward VII. (The work is in very good condition; some scattered gesso loss to gilt frame liner. Frame: 15 by 12”, sight-size: 12.5 by 9.5”)

1032-124 - SOLD




Needlework Sampler, Townsend, Massachusetts, Wrought 1824, Lucy Pierce
Aged 11 Years, Born October 15 – 1813 - SOLD


Antique Needlework Sampler by Lucy Pierce, Townsend, Massachusetts, Wrought 1824, entire view

Marking sampler, 3 alphabets, fruited plant centered by basket of flowers and stylized tree; Frame: 14.25 by 10.75"; view: 13.25 by 9.75".

1032-53 - SOLD




Seventeenth Century English Needlework, Embroidered Sampler, Fine and Clean
Wrought by MB, 1658, Silk Floss on Linen - SOLD


Antique English Needlework Embroidered Sampler, English, Dated 1658, entire view

(Frame: 34 by 8”)

1136-2 - SOLD




Needlework Sampler, Marking Sampler and Family Record, Mitchel
Danvers, Massachusetts, Wrought by Rebecca Mitchel, 1818, Aged 12
Neatly wrought border, alphabets, family record and verse - SOLD


Antique Needlework Sampler, Marking Sampler, Danvers, Massachusetts, 1818, entire view

(Generally very good with no holes; staining at top left; minor stain at bottom left, else fine; frame: 23.5 by 23.5"; view: 16.25 by 16.25")

1104-2 - SOLD




Embroidery, Silk Embroidery on Laid Paper, Girl with Birds, Treed Landscape
Anonymous, 18th or Early 19th Century
A charming young ladies effort - SOLD


Antique Embroidery, Girl with Birds, Silk on Paper, 18th or 19th Century, entire view

(Good condition; mounted within period painted frame; frame: 10.75 by 9", sight-size: 8.5 by 6.75")

1032-127 - SOLD




Needlework, Sampler, Polly Howard, Age 12
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, 1799
Silk on green linsey, some losses to silk - SOLD


Antique Needlework, Sampler, Polly Howard, Massachusetts, 1799, close up view

Polly's family history is written on the back of the frame.
The border was torn and could not be framed; fortunately much was saved.

Polly Howard Aged Twelve 1799
How Blest The Maid Whom Circling / Years Improve Her God The
Object Of Her Warmest Love Whose Useful Hours / Successive As
They Glide The Book The / Needle And The Pen Divide
(Dimensions: 11 by 11" frame, 9.75 by 9.75" sight-size)

1032-137 - SOLD




Needlework, Sampler, Ann Elliott
Worked in the 12th Year of her Age, 1803
New England, possibly New Hampshire
Silk on linen - SOLD


Antique Needlework, Sampler by Ann Elliott, age 12, 1803, entire view

This marking sampler-embroidery featuring double alphabet and numerals, above two baskets of flowers and birds centering a young girl holding a flower spray, all within floral border. The work remains in good condition with only minor thread loss and one small hole at the foot of basket on right. (Frame: 18.5 x 17.75 inches; view: 16.75 x 16.25 inches)

274-109 - SOLD




Woolwork Picture, American Sailor's Woolie, Wooly [sic], American Flags
Mid 19th Century
Underway in rough sea - SOLD


Antique Woolwork Picture, Wooly, Sailor Work, entire view

An exceedingly rare skillfully wrought needlework design featuring a port side view of an American ship under sail flying her colors, and a red, white, and blue banner flutters from her main mast. The work is mounted within original molded and gilt frame; original backboards. In generally excellent condition other than some overall fading. (Frame: 20 by 24.75"; view: 17 by 22")

935-3 - SOLD




Samplers, Pair, Done by Sisters
1817 - SOLD


Antique Samplers, Pair, Done by Sisters, entire and ruler views

Almira, age 14, and Eveline, age 13, worked these samplers in Worcester County in 1817.
The sisters were born in West Bolyston, MA (genealogy available).
They are worked with silk on linen.
Dimensions: 11.5 by 10" frames, 10 by 8.5" sight-sizes.

1032-25 - SOLD




Applique and Embroidery Still Life, Fruits and Birds
Probably English
19th Century - SOLD


Antique Still Life, Applique and Embroidery, close up view

Birds, baskets of cherries and strawberries; grapes, pineapple, melon and other fruits worked in cut and applied wool with embroidered detail. (The period frame measures 23 by 19.25"; view: 20.5 by 16.75")

384-48 - SOLD




Needlework, The Story of Abraham
England
18th Century English Canvas Work
Wool on canvas - SOLD


Antique Needlework, The Story of Abraham, Silk on Linen, close up view

This anonymous work is most likely copied form a print source and tells the story of Abraham. He is depicted in the center with Hagar, his wife's handmaiden, by who he fathered the child Ishmael (Sarah's idea) who she is holding by the hand. Sarah, his wife, standing under the tent holding her son Isaac by the hand, waves them aside. Banished to the desert Hagar is seen praying while Ishmael sleeps, and the angel of the Lord points to a well.

The scene includes numerous 17th century emblematic birds and insects. A pond with fish and birds and the ubiquitous castle complete the image.
(16.75 by 20.75" sight-size, 22.5 by 26.5" frame)

324-44 - SOLD




Betsy Evans Needlework - SOLD


Antique Needlework, Nautical Themed Sampler by Betsy Evans, close up view

Nautical theme sampler worked in wool by Betsy Evans in 1858 at age 16. Overall condition is excellent.
Dimensions: Sight size 19 by 23-inches.

637-80 - SOLD




Silk Embroidery, Shepherd and Shepherdess and Lady
Worked by Rebecca Green Butler
Connecticut, Circa 1800 to 1810 - SOLD


Antique Embroidery, Silk, Shepherd and Shepherdess, by Rebecca Green Butler, close up view

Silk on silk embroidery worked using a wide variety of stitches. Although the faces are worn the needlework is exquisite.
Dimensions: 16 by 17-inch sight size, add 2.5-inches for frame.
Genealogy available.

903-4 - SOLD



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

<-- Previous Page  |  Next Page -->

Click Here to Sign Up for Our Advanced Notice Email Program





Copyright 2003-2018, Antique Associates at West Townsend