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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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An Old Sampler (?)

April 22, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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ALPHABET SAMPLER, 19th century. - Framed, sight size: 4 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in.

April 23, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Chevy Chase, MD, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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British silk wool on canvas sampler group

April 23, 2017, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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(lot of 3) British silk on wool canvas samplers

April 23, 2017, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Needlepoint Sampler

April 24, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Mickleton, NJ, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Needlepoint Sampler Dated 1856

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€20 (starting bid)

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Lot of 3 Needlepoint Samplers

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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NINETEENTH-CENTURY SAMPLER DATED 1820

April 25, 2017, 10:30 AM BST
Durrow, Ireland

€40 (starting bid)

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(2) VINTAGE SAMPLERS -

April 25, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Seaford, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Needlework mourning sampler,

April 26, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Adam and Eve needlework sampler,

April 26, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Needlework sampler, Hannah Yarnall (1797-1876), Westtown School, dated 1810

April 26, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$1,250 (starting bid)

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Needlework sampler,

April 26, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$4,000 (starting bid)

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Embroidered picture, Worked by Maria Hargesheimer, painted by Samuel or Godfrey Folwell,

April 26, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Miniature Framed Linen Alphabet Sampler

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Unframed American Sampler

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Small Framed American Sampler

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Small Framed Needlework Sampler - SB

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Group Four Framed Needlwork Samplers

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Sarah Walker. Rare Georgia Antique Sampler.

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Buford, GA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Framed Needlework Sampler -

April 29, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1879-Dated Hand-Wrought Needlework Sampler by Emma Orth Display Framed

April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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19th cent. Sampler - Josephine Pourcia

April 30, 2017, 10:00 AM PST
Ventura, CA, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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Antique Early 19th C. Folk Art Primitive July 29, 1830 Sampler 9 Year old Identified FRAMED

May 1, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
East Rochester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Hickman Family Crest Needlework Sampler

May 6, 2017, 9:30 AM EST
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Eliza Spooner 1833 Needlepoint Sampler

May 6, 2017, 9:30 AM EST
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1791

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1757

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1812

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1806

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen needlework sampler, 1808

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen memorial sampler, 1849

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A wool and linen needlework sampler, 1852

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A silk and linen Adam and Eve sampler, 1852

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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ALPHABET & NUMERAL SAMPLER AND AN APHABET SAMPLER

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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ALPHABET & NUMERAL SAMPLER: ELIZABETH WIMPERTS, 1879

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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ALPHABET & NUMERAL SAMPLER: LYDIA H. ELLIOT AGED 7

May 7, 2017, 10:30 AM PST
South San Francisco, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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