Worked in silk threads on a linen ground; inscribed "Mary Casey is my name and with
my needle wrought" [and verse], finely wrought featuring a Newport gambrel-roofed
house having twin chimneys, a brown door and ladies peering from windows…all
withing a garden scene. Also displayed are three alphabets, bands of verse and central
band of stylized trees, flowers and birds, all within a trailing floral vine and saw-tooth
border done in shades of green, blue, yellow, brownish-red, and tan.
This sampler is closely related to a sampler wrought by Mary Emmes in 1764
that is in the Newport Preservation Society collection.
As depicted, scattered thread losses to alphabets and verse, otherwise the work
remains bright and fine. Conservation mounted with a modern Hogarth type frame
having overall dimensions of 16.5” by 23”.
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")
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”)
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)
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")
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.
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.)
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.)
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.)
Condition: Excellent, appears to have originally not been framed
Additional Information: In extremely few cases were both sexes participating in
knitting, sewing, and sampler-making instruction. Master Lincoln wrought five alphabets
and “George Washington Born Feb. 22 . 1732 .” above verse and his identifying
line…beneath is found stitched vignettes. Pinned to the sampler was found a note in
nineteenth century script: “Worked by my brother George and given to me by my Mother
10 yrs before her death. Marg.”
Dolly worked this classic Middletown, Connecticut, sampler in the 11th year of her age.
The solidly worked bottom panel depicts prominent buildings and fruited trees in
Middletown. She included a beautiful gentle verse and the most popular verse known on
samplers. A floral border surmounts the triple alphabet registers; the work centered by
strawberry borders. She was the youngest of six children born to David Cornwell and
Grace Johnson. She married Jared Cotton and died at the young age of 22. (Very good
condition, strong color,19 ½" x 18 ½" archivally framed.)
The work remains in very good condition and is tacked to wooden board; small area of
thread loss to her dress centered between stomacher and central scalloped decorative
band; tiny amount of thread loss to his shoes…all else fine. The work is mounted within
an early 19th century walnut frame.
(View: 21.5 by 25.5-inches; overall: 24.25 by 28.25-inches)
This little needlework picture shows the balloon carrying Jean Blanchard and Dr. John
Jeffries departing the English coast for Calais, January 10, 1785. Dover Castle and
White Cliffs on the left, with a crowd gathered to watch the departure.
After a picture painted by T. Rowlandson that was engraved by W. Birch; published
August 1, 1789 by Wm. Birch, Hampstead Heath & sold by T. Thornton, Southampton
Street. Covent Garden, London. There are a few splits in upper left of silk, else fine;
frame: 8.75" x 7.5"; view: 4.75" x 3.25".
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)
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.”
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)
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)
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")
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
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