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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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SAMPLER DATED 1786

April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€60 (starting bid)

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FRAMED ANTIQUE  NEEDLE WORK SAMPLER

April 24, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Seaford, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Needlework sampler,

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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Needlework sampler,

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Two needlework samplers, Worked by sisters, Mary (1788-1835) and Jane Clark (1790-1858), Philadel

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$4,000 (starting bid)

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Needlework sampler, Worked by Sarah Haines (1795-1832), possibly Westtown School, dated

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$325 (2 bids)

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Needlepoint Sampler with Red Houses

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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1854 Sampler, Crowns and Peacocks

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Two Samplers

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two Red Samplers

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Three English Samplers

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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Two Red Samplers

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Three Young Girls`s Samplers

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$250 (3 bids)

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Two Framed Samplers

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Three Framed Red English Samplers

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Three Continental Samplers

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two English Samplers with Houses

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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Five Framed Samplers

April 25, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Bloomfield , NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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 Wonderful 19th Century sampler By Abagail Bacon

April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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 1864 sampler By  S. Hannaford Age 6 Years Old

April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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  Sampler By Emilia Brigam Age 11

April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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 Intricate  sampler By Louise Bello  1826

April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Framed needlework sampler

April 27, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
Southampton, PA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1826 silk sampler with verse

April 27, 2018, 9:45 PM EST
Williston, VT, USA

$125 (2 bids)

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Early 19thc Framed Needlework Sampler

April 28, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$240 (starting bid)

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1831 ALPHABET SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$425 (8 bids)

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PICTORAL SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1842 SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1832 VERSE SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1850 ALPHABET SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1833 ALPHABETIC SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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BELLA DONALD SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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1848 SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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1878 SIGNED SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1788 SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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1864 ALPHABETIC SAMPLET

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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ALPHABETIC AND PICTORAL SAMPLER

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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1829 SAMPLET

May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Victorian needlework sampler by Julia A Moore, dated 1883

May 2, 2018, 10:30 AM BST
Bromley, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Antique Needlework Motto Sampler

May 2, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Biddeford, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Early American alphabet needlework sampler by Sarah Jane Carroll, Baltimore, 1820s.

May 5, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Indianapolis, IN, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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English, 19th Century Framed Needlework Sampler

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

May 6, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
McKees Rocks, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

May 9, 2018, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

May 9, 2018, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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No Image Available

May 9, 2018, 8:00 AM PST
Reno, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Three Early Samplers

May 12, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Geneseo, NY, USA

$250 (3 bids)

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Margaret Inglis Sampler

May 12, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Geneseo, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Esther Ann Clara Harding Sampler

May 12, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Geneseo, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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1798 Sampler by Mary Smith

May 12, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Geneseo, NY, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Nice 1852 handmade sampler

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
SOUTH, PARIS, ME, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Nice early sampler

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
SOUTH, PARIS, ME, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Nice early 1832 child’s sampler

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
SOUTH, PARIS, ME, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Early sampler 1813

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
SOUTH, PARIS, ME, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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