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Samplers

Samplers are pieces of embroidery produced to master a particular pattern or display the skill of the maker. They often illustrate a variety of needlework elements, including a decorative border, motifs, figures, the alphabet, narrative scenes, the name of the embroiderer, and the date of completion.

Samplers were first used in Northern Europe during the early 16th century. Surviving samplers, depictions of samplers in paintings and books, and written references indicate that most early examples depicted Late Gothic and Early Renaissance motifs and border patterns. By the 17th century in England, samplers were important educational tools embroidered mostly by young girls between the ages of seven and thirteen. The tradition of sampler making quickly spread to... Read more

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Alphabet sampler

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Ann Toms framed sampler

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$140 (3 bids)

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Alphabet sampler signed “WW”

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Ann Bachman sampler

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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A Sampler (?)

October 1, 2016, 12:15 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Early Victorian Sampler,

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD90 (1 bid)

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Probably American Framed Needlework Sampler

October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Probably American Framed Needlework Sampler

October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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TWO FRAMED SAMPLERS.

October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Delaware , OH, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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FRAMED SAMPLER BY MARY SHIPMAN.

October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Delaware , OH, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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SAMPLER WORK BY MARY ELIZABETH PUGH DATED 1841.

October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Delaware , OH, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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TWO FRAMED SAMPLERS AND A HAND WRITING SAMPLE.

October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Delaware , OH, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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FOUR FRAMED SAMPLERS.

October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Delaware , OH, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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American school (19th century) Girls sewing

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$550 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen Needlework sampler 1803

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen Needlework sampler 19th century

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1791

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1757

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1812

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1806

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1808

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A wool and linen needlework sampler, 1852

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1764

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen memorial sampler, 1849

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A wool and linen needlework sampler, 1852

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen Adam and Eve sampler, 1852

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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TWO ALPHABET & NUMERAL SAMPLERS: POLLY MILLARD MARTIN

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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ALPHABET & NUMERAL SAMPLER AND AN APHABET SAMPLER

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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ALPHABET & NUMERAL SAMPLER: ELIZABETH WIMPERTS, 1879

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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ALPHABET & NUMERAL SAMPLER: LYDIA H. ELLIOT AGED 7

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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ALPHABET & NUMERAL SAMPLER: ELIZABETH MARY BEILLY, 1814

October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM PST
San Francisco, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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