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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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2 empirenavneklude, ca. år 1850# I rammer af mahogny, heraf en med intarsia

May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM CCT
Svenborg, Denmark

DKK300 (starting bid)

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Early 19thc Framed Needlework Sampler

May 28, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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2 FRAMED EARLY ALPHABET SAMPLERS APPROXIMATELY 10

May 31, 2017, 12:30 PM EST
Newark, OH, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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FRAMED EARLY ALPHABET SAMPLER 12

May 31, 2017, 12:30 PM EST
Newark, OH, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Sampler :  ' Winifred May Gibbine , Beddington , October 4 th 1827 '  A sil

June 2, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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SAMPLER.

June 2, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Delaware , OH, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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THREE SAMPLERS: TWO ARE FRAMED.

June 2, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Delaware , OH, USA

$125 (1 bid)

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Esther Levan, Oley, Pennsylvania, 1796 sampler.

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Emeline E. Bliss, Connecticut, sampler, c.1828.

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Georgian needlework sampler with tree & Children with animals by Mary Ann P

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD150 (starting bid)

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Two 19th Century Alphabet Samplers

June 9, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Garnet Valley, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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19th Century Sampler by Hellen Taylor

June 9, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Garnet Valley, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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19th Century Sampler by Hannah Heacock

June 9, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Garnet Valley, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two 19th Century Alphabet Samplers

June 9, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Garnet Valley, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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EARLY 19TH C SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER, TRIPLE ALPHABET,

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER FROM FAIRHAVEN SEMINARY,

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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1825 SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER WITH 6 ALPHABETS, VERSE

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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1847 SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER OF SUSAN M. STODDARD,

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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AMERICAN SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER WROUGHT BY SARA SHAW

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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EXCEPTIONAL AMERICAN SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER WROUGHT

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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AMERICAN SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER WROUGHT AT WARREN,

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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19TH C SCHOOLGIRL SAMPLER, ALPHABETS IN CENTER,

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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AMERICAN SCHOOL GIRL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER DATED1808

June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marion, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1820 Framed Hand Embroidered Sampler

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Marlborough, NH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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3 Hand Embroidered Samplers 1897 Claussen

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Marlborough, NH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Framed scripture sampler

June 17, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Unfinished sampler

June 17, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Framed Berlinwork

June 17, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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Framed Maria Lilley Welch sampler

June 17, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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Elisabeth Hooton framed sampler

June 17, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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