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Samplers
Samplers

Samplers were made in America from the early 1700s. The best examples were made from 1790 to 1840. Long, narrow samplers are usually older than square ones. Early samplers just had stitching or alphabets. The later examples had numerals, borders, and pictorial decorations. Those with mottoes are mid-Victorian. A revival of interest in the 1930s produced simpler samplers, usually with mottoes. Seventeenth-century samplers are rare and it is said there are only five samplers from before the seventeenth century known to exist. 

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 SamplersAlphabetNumbers, Multicolored, Appliqued N.j. Initials, Frame, 6 x 5 1/4 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetSarah Pales, 1783, Bristol, New England, 10 x 13 In. ~illus2000Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetAdam & Eve, Entwined Serpent, Flowers, Flowering Vine Border, 16 x 16 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetAdam & Eve, Unicorn, Mary Ogleed 1694, Silk On Linen, Frame, 10 x 10 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetDancing Figures, Me Rebekah Hancock Aged 8 Years 1698, Frame, 35 x 8 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetElizabeth Cochran, Frame, Early 19th Century, 14 x 12 1/2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetEmma Nunns Aged July 18, 1837, Frame, 7 7/8 x 12 1/2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetFlowers, Bird, Dorothy Perason, Aged 11, 19th Century, 13 x 11 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetFlowers, Mary Mcleren Crieff, 1776, Frame, 17 x 8 1/2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetMaria Horne, August 19, 1782, Frame, 10 3/8 x 8 7/8 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetNumerals, Verse, Sarah Elizabeth Thurman, 1814, Frame, 19 x 15 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetPhebe French, In 14th Year Of Her Age 1776, Canvas, Frame, 6 x 6 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetSigned, Mora, Wool, Mid 19th Century, 14 x 22 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetStars, Tree, 2 Roosters, Pa., Silk On Linen, 19th Century, 13 x 11 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetTrailing Vines, Hearts, Tulip Trees, 1847, Silk On Gauze, 12 x 12 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetTulips Surrounded By Butterflies, Sally Armstrong, 1803, 15 x 14 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetVerse, Bird & Flowering Bush, Sarah C. Case, Sept. 28, 1831, 16 x 17 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetAmelia Gross, Aged 14, 1882, Rosewood Veneer Frame, 19 3/4 x 12 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetAssorted Floral Sprigs, Blue, Green, Beige, Black, 1814, 18 x 20 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetBirds, House, 19th Century, 11 1/2 x 12 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetDouble Sawtooth Border, Cynthia Phelps, Aged 13, 1819, 9 3/4 x 16 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetEllen Bardon, 13 Years, New York, October 26, 1847, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetGeometric, Catherine Walton, Inspiration Verse, 1700s, 21 x 21 1/2 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetHouse, Flowers, Vine Border, Albina Thornton, Frame, 1834, 17 x 17 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetLeaf Vine Border, Eliza Matthews, May 1859, Frame, 8 x 4 1/8 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price


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