Needle Arts

1827 Sampler, New Hampshire

“Wrought by Sarah Anne Greene” 1827 sampler. Features three alphabets, bold geometric border, well-executed pictures of two trees, rare blooming flowers and strawberry basket. 16″H x 12″W Note use of straight, satin and short stitches to achieve artistically rendered trees, rare upright blooming flowers and strawberry basket.

Conservation mounted.  

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A. Douglas Sampler

Dated 1826, Wilton, NH. “Signed” A. Douglas. Noted in American Samplers by Bolton/Coe (p. 149). 18″H x 16″W Cross, satin, long and short and stem stitch; 2 alphabets, strawberry vine border, house, willow tree, flower basket and bird on plinth. 18″H x 16″W

Conservation mounted.  

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L. Russell Sampler

Signed “Lucinda Russel Her Work” Dated 1825 Composition: Linear border on all four sides; cranberry and green floral additions on the right and left sides with two large flowers in the lower corners. Inner cranberry frame on three sides, enclosing alphabets and numerals 1 to 10. In the lower section, the words “Lucinda Russel Her Work” and the date 1825; Colors: Cranberry, forest green, light blue, rust brown, gold and black. A colonial house with two chimnies; a smaller house with red chimney; a pine tree to one side and to the other side, a strawberry with green leaves. 19.25″ long x 13.5″ high Stitched to acid free board. 8″H x 16″W19.25″ long x 13.5″ high Stitched to acid free board. Frame: modern burl walnut with gold liner. State: Maine. The family register contained the following information (The Russell Family Register was also worked by Lucinda, although incomplete): Parents: Calvin Russell born August 19, 1786 Lydia Russell born November 26, 17… Children: Lucinda born March 10, 1815; Cordelia born March 18, 1818; Calvin S…………… The family lived in Belfast, Maine. 13.5″H x 19.25″W

Conservation mounted.  

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Lurinda Simons Sampler, New Hampshire

“Wrought by Lurinda Simons Aged 9 Years” Dated 1827 Three alphabets, cross, long, short, stem and satin stitches, crinkly silk thread. Sawtooth border at top. Modern burl frame with gold liner. Generous, exuberant floral border at sides, include strawberries and grapes with leaves. Museum mounted, Tru-Vue glass. Geneology included, indicates origin in Hillsboro, NH. 12″H x 17″W

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Fanny Homes Sampler

Fanny Homes aged 13 Stoddard, NH. Dated May 16, 1818. Composition: An outer sawtooth border enclosing a geometric floral border. Inner diamond border enclosing 4 alphabets in various sizes and scripts above 4 lines of verse about the young girl dividing her time between needle work, reading, and writing.  Excellent condition, though the first alphabet is on the light side.

An imposing sampler. Experts say that only 1 out of 50 samplers have both town and state on it: truly rare.  Bottom third of sampler depicts landscape scene with two trees on either side of a carriage shed, a weeping willow, a gate, a fence and a large house. Colors: forest green, light green, tan, white, blue, teal, black. An imposing sampler. experts say that only 1 out of 50 samplers have both town and stat on it: truly rare.

Museum mounted. Original lemon gilt frame. 21.75″ long x 25.5 ” high.

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Pictorial Hooked Rug


Distinctive semi-circular shaped, artfully-rendered 19th c hooked rug of a happy gray tabby cat and her kitten, surrounded by vivid, outlined flowers, punctuated by delightful red and blue hearts. Vibrant colors and superb graphic appeal. Professionally mounted. 31 ½” x 25”

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Petite Embroidered 19th Century Pillow with Provenance

Made from 18c Amish wedding apron. Handwritten documentation indicates the green material was Phoebe Taylor’s wedding apron – 1764. It was made into a pillow by [unsigned] in 1890 and given to Amy Ida Williams, great-grandaughter of Phoebe Taylor.

7.5″ tall, 9″ wide, 2.5″ deep.

Comes with made-to-measure gilt-finish shadow box (13″X 13″X 5″), ready for hanging or standing display.

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Mennonite Rainbow Rag Carpet, Lancaster County, PA

This rainbow-striped carpet with a brown background less common than blue background) Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Never used, excellent condition. Length 12′ x width 38″. 144″H x 38″W


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