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Antique Needlework Sampler Worked on Rare Blue Linsey Woolsey, VERMONT
“Executed by Abigail Ward of Danville”


Antique Needlework Sampler Worked on Rare Blue Linsey Woolsey, VERMONT
“Executed by Abigail Ward of Danville”, entire view

Any sampler on a blue ground is a rarity…a Vermont sampler on blue linsey woolsey is
an extreme rarity. This piece was worked by Abigail Ward who was likely born 15
August 1809 in Danville, Vermont; died 30 December 1861 at Wheelock, Vermont.
A wonderful example of a young lady’s early effort complete with alphabet errors.

When I am dead and in my grave
And all my bones are rotten
When this you see remember me
That I am not forgotten

Ex-Glee Kruger. (Dimensions: 22.25 by 13" frame, 19.75" by 11" sight-size.)

$2,950.00

1002-299




Antique Needlework Sampler, Worked at Mrs. Tuft’s School
Charlestown, Massachusetts, Eliza W. Gale, 1813, 12 Years


Antique Needlework Sampler, Worked at Mrs. Tuft’s School
Charlestown, Massachusetts, Eliza W. Gale, 1813, 12 Years, entire view

Eliza stitched an ambitious verse encouraging young women to achieve their “chief enjoyment” through
“regular employment.” The wide arcaded border is typical of Boston area samplers. Listed in American
Samplers by Bolton and Coe, The Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames, 1921; page 160.
(21.74” by 18.75”, view 20.75 by 17.75”, very good condition.)

$2,100.00

324-56




Antique Needlework Sampler, Elizabeth Stewart / Aged 8 Years / April 23rd / 1842
American, Silk on Linen


Antique Needlework Sampler, Elizabeth Stewart / Aged 8 Years / April 23rd / 1842
American, Silk on Linen, entire view

The work displays a twin chimney house, trees and birds within border and is in very good condition.
(frame: 15.25" x 13.25"; view: 13.5" x 11.5")


Antique Needlework Sampler, Elizabeth Stewart / Aged 8 Years / April 23rd / 1842
American, Silk on Linen, detail view

Antique Needlework Sampler, Elizabeth Stewart / Aged 8 Years / April 23rd / 1842
American, Silk on Linen, back view

$2,100.00

324-63




Antique Needlework Sampler, Emily Stark, Groton, Connecticut, Dated 1830
Emily Stark’s Sampler Made in the 11th Year of her Age, August 16th, 1830
Silk on linen


Antique Needlework Sampler, Emily Stark, Groton, Connecticut, Dated 1830
Emily Stark’s Sampler Made in the 11th Year of her Age, August 16th, 1830
Silk on linen, entire view

Emily worked this charming sampler with a highly developed border and house at age 11; she was born
in 1820, the third of seven children, all born in Groton, Connecticut to Daniel Stark (born 1762) and his
second wife Betsy Reed (born about 1793) who was 29 years younger than Daniel. (16.25" x 13" sight)


Antique Needlework Sampler, Emily Stark, Groton, Connecticut, Dated 1830
Emily Stark’s Sampler Made in the 11th Year of her Age, August 16th, 1830
Silk on linen, detail view

$2,500.00

324-57




Antique Needlework and Watercolor on Silk, Hagar and Ishmael Picture
New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1800-1815
Exceptional Federal needlework depicting a scene from the Old Testament


Antique Needlework and Watercolor on Silk, Hagar and Ishmael Picture

New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1800-1815

Exceptional Federal needlework depicting a scene from the Old Testament, entire view

Silk, chenille, and watercolor on silk
Hagar and Ishmael have been cast into the wilderness but fortunately a helpful angel
points to a source of water. Superb condition, not examined out of period gilt frame; ex
Old Print Shop, Cora Ginsburg, Grace and Elliott Snyder.
(Frame-20.5" x 28"; site 12.75" x 20.25")


Antique Needlework and Watercolor on Silk, Hagar and Ishmael Picture

New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1800-1815

Exceptional Federal needlework depicting a scene from the Old Testament, sans frame

Antique Needlework and Watercolor on Silk, Hagar and Ishmael Picture

New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1800-1815

Exceptional Federal needlework depicting a scene from the Old Testament, detail view 1

Antique Needlework and Watercolor on Silk, Hagar and Ishmael Picture

New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1800-1815

Exceptional Federal needlework depicting a scene from the Old Testament, detail view 2

Antique Needlework and Watercolor on Silk, Hagar and Ishmael Picture

New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1800-1815

Exceptional Federal needlework depicting a scene from the Old Testament, back view

Antique Needlework and Watercolor on Silk, Hagar and Ishmael Picture

New England, Likely Connecticut, circa 1800-1815

Exceptional Federal needlework depicting a scene from the Old Testament, back detail

$6,750.00

240-242




Antique Needlework Marking Sampler, Elizabeth King, Deerfield, 1837
Silk on linen


Antique Needlework Marking Sampler, Elizabeth King, Deerfield, 1837
Silk on linen, entire view

Elizabeth King / Deerfield / 1837 within wreath, basket of flowers and floral sprig above
four alphabets…above basket of fruits and twin chimney house within fenced landscape
all within zigzag border. (excellent original condition with only typical fading;
frame: 14.5" x 9.5"; view: 13.25"; x 8.25")


Antique Needlework Marking Sampler, Elizabeth King, Deerfield, 1837
Silk on linen, detail 1

Antique Needlework Marking Sampler, Elizabeth King, Deerfield, 1837
Silk on linen, detail 2

Antique Needlework Marking Sampler, Elizabeth King, Deerfield, 1837
Silk on linen, detail 3

Antique Needlework Marking Sampler, Elizabeth King, Deerfield, 1837
Silk on linen, detail 4

Antique Needlework Marking Sampler, Elizabeth King, Deerfield, 1837
Silk on linen, back view

$685.00

1002-298




Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Edith Ann White Her Work, Circa 1818, London
Silk-on-silk, excellent condition


Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Edith Ann White Her Work, Circa 1818, London
Silk-on-silk, excellent condition, entire view

Virtually identical to the above displayed and described sampler, smaller scale
Worked at same school as Mary Ann Burn sampler…
(Overall: 14 by 18.25”)


Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Edith Ann White Her Work, Circa 1818, London
Silk-on-silk, excellent condition, detail view 1

Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Edith Ann White Her Work, Circa 1818, London
Silk-on-silk, excellent condition, detail view 2

Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Edith Ann White Her Work, Circa 1818, London
Silk-on-silk, excellent condition, detail view 3

Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Edith Ann White Her Work, Circa 1818, London
Silk-on-silk, excellent condition, back view

$735.00

1253-4




Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Mary Ann Burn, London, England, “Worked This Sampler May 30th 1818 Aged 11 Years”


Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Mary Ann Burn, London, England, 'Worked This Sampler May 30th 1818 Aged 11 Years', entire view

Silk-on-silk, very fine condition (Overall: 24.25” by 16 3/8”)
A note on the reverse states that “mary Ann Burn was born 1897 in Westminster. She went on to be a
professional needle-worker living as a lodger to John Shepherd in Bermondsey, London. Mary Ann never
married”. A fine and neatly wrought work within strawberry border; grape motif above a pair of birds
centering a flower spray tied with bowknot beneath is a crown surmounting potted flowers flanked by
bird-topped trees; line of needle workers identification above a row of strawberries over a beautiful
reticulated basket, trees, birds and potted plants. The young lady displays extraordinary skill and
mastery of her craft at a young age. The work is mounted within a bird’s eye maple frame having gilt liner.


Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Mary Ann Burn, London, England, 'Worked This Sampler May 30th 1818 Aged 11 Years', detail view 1

Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Mary Ann Burn, London, England, 'Worked This Sampler May 30th 1818 Aged 11 Years', detail view 2

Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Mary Ann Burn, London, England, 'Worked This Sampler May 30th 1818 Aged 11 Years', back view

Antique Needlework Sampler, Birds, Grapes, Tendrils and Leaves on the Vine
Mary Ann Burn, London, England, 'Worked This Sampler May 30th 1818 Aged 11 Years', back detail

$2,300.00

1253-3




Antique Needlework Picture, Shepherd and Shepherdess, Eighteenth Century
England, circa 1750
Wool and silk tent stitch on linen


Antique Needlework Picture, Shepherd and Shepherdess, Eighteenth Century

England, circa 1750

Wool and silk tent stitch on linen, entire view

A fine, large scale needlework picture featuring a shepherd and
shepherdess tending their flock in a bucolic setting.
(19” x 23.25”
framed; mounted on what is likely a period board;
minor loss/thinning to dark brown in spandrels, else fine and original.)


Antique Needlework Picture, Shepherd and Shepherdess, Eighteenth Century

England, circa 1750

Wool and silk tent stitch on linen, sans frame

Antique Needlework Picture, Shepherd and Shepherdess, Eighteenth Century

England, circa 1750

Wool and silk tent stitch on linen, back detail

$3,965.00

240-251




Needlework Sampler, Village Scene,
By Deborah Stockholm / In the Year 1841
Dutchess County, New York


Needlework Sampler, Village Scene,<br>By Deborah Stockholm / In the Year 1841<br>



Dutchess County, New York

Wool and floss on linen, verified genealogy on verso
(Fine condition; frame: 18.5 x 12.5"; view: 16.75 x 10.75")


Needlework Sampler, Village Scene, By Deborah Stockholm / In the Year 1841



Dutchess County, New York

Needlework Sampler, Village Scene, By Deborah Stockholm / In the Year 1841



Dutchess County, New York

Needlework Sampler, Village Scene, By Deborah Stockholm / In the Year 1841



Dutchess County, New York

Needlework Sampler, Village Scene, By Deborah Stockholm / In the Year 1841



Dutchess County, New York

Needlework Sampler, Village Scene, By Deborah Stockholm / In the Year 1841



Dutchess County, New York

$1,425.00

1253-19




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


Needlework Marking Sampler Wrought by Hannah Meserve, Newmarket, NH

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


Needlework Marking Sampler Wrought by Hannah Meserve, Newmarket, NH

Needlework Marking Sampler Wrought by Hannah Meserve, Newmarket, NH

Needlework Marking Sampler Wrought by Hannah Meserve, Newmarket, NH

Needlework Marking Sampler Wrought by Hannah Meserve, Newmarket, NH

$1,245.00

1208-6




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


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

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")


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

$1,550.00

274-207




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


Needlework, House Sampler,Mary Brown, Pennsylvania, Dated 1812

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.”

324-48SOLD




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



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



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



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


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”)

 

1096-64 SOLD




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


17th Century Tent Stich Embroidery,

QUEEN of SHEBA visiting KING SOLOMON

English, Circa 1660, entire view

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




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




Needlework, Family Record, Floral, New Hampshire, New Ipswich, 1830 Wrought by Elizabeth T. Sanderson, New Ipswich, AD 1830 Silk floss on fine linen - SOLD


Needlework, Family Record, Floral, New Hampshire, New Ipswich, 1830 Wrought by Elizabeth T. Sanderson, New Ipswich, AD 1830 Silk floss on fine linen, entire view

Meandering floral border typical of New Hampshire; undulating leafy vine displaying lush flowers predominantly wrought it shades of blue. (The view area is 16.25” square; there is a stain just above “Family Record” else fine. We have not examined to work out of frame)

497-131 - SOLD




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




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

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