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Antique Sampler, Newport Needlework Sampler, Mary Casey, 1763
Newport, Rhode Island gambrel-roofed house with young ladies peering from
windows…"Mary Casey is my name and with my needle wrought -------- eighth
year of my age / Anno Dom 1763” - SOLD

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

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”.



Antique Sampler, Elizabeth Foster,
Aged 9, 1849 - SOLD

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, Antique Sampler
Possibly Norwich, Connecticut - SOLD

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)



Antique Sampler by Prudence Locket,
Aged 9, 1807 - SOLD
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, 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

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

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

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
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
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

Needlework Sampler Wrought by Boston BOY, Very Few by Boys Extant
“Wrought in the year 1856 by George Nichols Lincoln Aged Twelve Years”
Date/Period: 1846 - SOLD

Needlework Sampler Wrought by Boston BOY, Very Few by Boys Extant “Wrought in the year 1856 by George Nichols Lincoln Aged Twelve Years”, entire view

Measurement: Width: 16.5”, height: 17”

Material: Floss on linen

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.”



Middletown, Connecticut House
Sampler, Dated 1828
Dolly Ann Cornwell Wrought this in the 11th
year of her age / Middletown / Dec 1828
Silk and wool on linen - SOLD

Middletown, Connecticut House Sampler, Dated 1828
Dolly Ann Cornwell Wrought this in the 11th year of her age / Middletown / Dec 1828
Silk and wool on linen, entire view

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.)



Antique Needlework Picture, Canvas Work, Wool
Anonymous, America or England, Circa 1750 - SOLD

Antique Needlework Picture, Canvas Work, Wool
Anonymous, America or England, Circa 1750, entire view

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)



Antique Silk on Silk Needlework, Dover Castle,
Balloon to Calais, January 1785
The First Crossing of the English Channel by Air - SOLD

Antique Silk on Silk Needlework, Dover Castle, Balloon to Calais, January 1785
The First Crossing of the English Channel by Air, entire view sans frame

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".



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

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

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

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

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.”

324-48 - 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

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

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