Lot 2: EARLY SAMPLER.Platinum House
November 26, 2010
Delaware, OH, USALive Auction
Susannah Barker, probably England, 1726, silk on linen. Band format with delicate strawberry border surrounding minutely stitched rows of flowers, alphabets and geometric designs as well as two moral verses and pairs of birds, crowns and lions. Bright colors. In a frame, 19 1/2"h. 9"w.
Numerous Susannah Barkers were born about 1712 on both sides of the Atlantic, including two in Rhode Island and one in Massachusetts.
Areas of light discoloration.
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