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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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1824 Needlework Sampler, attrib Kentucky

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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FRAMED 1880 SAMPLER, APPROXIMATELY 40cm x 29cm

August 3, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Liverpool, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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FRAMED 1843 SAMPLER

August 3, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Liverpool, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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Sampler : ' HE Draycott 1830 ', a framed silkwork 11 1/2 x 9 3/4.

August 5, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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Three American Needlework Samplers

August 5, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Hudson, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Continental .800 silver unusual cheese sampler? the shaped Art Deco style

August 6, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£8 (starting bid)

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Early Alphabet Sampler Rhode Island Dated 1795

August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$70 (3 bids)

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Needlework Sampler/Family Record, margaret rhoads, chester county, pa, dated

August 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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