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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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A Island Creek Ohio Sampler

January 16, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Maple Glen, PA, USA

$175 (1 bid)

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Mass. Genealogy & Mourning Sampler, 19th c.

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$175 (1 bid)

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Rare Maury Co. TN Figural Sampler

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$1,900 (starting bid)

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2 Samplers incl. Virginia House Sampler

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Montgomery Co. Tennessee Sampler

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$1,300 (starting bid)

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Williamson TN Sampler, Civil War era

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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1824 Needlework Sampler, attrib Kentucky

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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American Needlework Sampler

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Camden, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Uncommon Missouri Girlhood Needlework Sampler

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Camden, SC, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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SAMPLER AND DEGUERREOTYPE.

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Adam & Eve Sampler

January 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Geneseo, NY, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Post Mortem Memorial Sampler, 1865

January 26, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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19th century framed English needlework sampler

January 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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19th c. English needlework and stumpwork sampler

January 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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18th/19th C. English Sampler

January 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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1835 Needlework Sampler

January 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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NEEDLEPOINT SAMPLER, SIGNED EMMA BAKER, SEPTEMBER 1854. FRAMED AND GLAZED-20 3/4 X 16

January 29, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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NEEDLEPOINT SAMPLER, SIGNED ANNA MARLOW, FEB 1ST, 1828. FRAMED AND GLAZED-19 1/2 X 17 1/2

January 29, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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NEEDLEPOINT SAMPLER, SIGNED

January 29, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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CROSS-STITCH SAMPLER, 1832. FRAMED AND GLAZED-20 X 20

January 29, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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A needlework sampler,

February 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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