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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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 SamplersAdam EveFlower Border, Susana Vale, Age 11, 1809, Gilt Frame2005Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAdam Eve Under TreeElizabeth Watson, 9th Year, 18152000Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAgnes MowlreyHouse, Trees, Fence, Bird, Floral, Silk On Linen, 1831, 17 x 12 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAllegorical SceneSarah S. Paine, Aged 12 Years, Charlestown, 1826, 13 x 18 In.2003Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlmira GilbertBorn 1798, Silk On Linen, Frame, 12 3/4 x 12 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetCrosses, Elizabeth Manher, 1786, 9 3/4 In. X 7 3/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetDeborah Longachre, Montgomery County, Penn., 1835, 17 1/2 X 13 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetElizabeth Buntin, Age 12, 10 1/2 X 8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetFlowers, Homespun, Cornelia Mcgear, Born 1776, Frame, 17 X 15 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetHouse, Silk & Linen, Anne Isbister, Age 12, 1809, Frame, 18 X 11 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetLinen Homespun, June Potter, 1802, Frame, 15 1/2 X 13 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetLinen Homespun, Mary Spencer, 1826, Frame, 14 X 11 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetLinen, Silk Thread, Sally Whitney, Age 11, Frame, 1797, 15 X 12 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetLog Cabin, Sarah Buckman, Bucks County, Penn., 8 X 17 1/2 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetMargaret Buckman, 9th Month, 1816, 17 1/2 X 8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetMemorial, Mary Ann Wood, Age 9, 1838, Frame, 15 X 13 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetNumbers, Sarah Baker, March 6, 1822, Frame, 18 X 14 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetNumerals, Blue Fringe Edging, Silk On Linen, Framed, 18 X 18 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetQuotes, M. Boyd, 1812, 13 X 17 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetSilk On Linen, Green Floss, Mary Bell, 1831, 3 1/4 X 3 1/2 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetVerse, 1809, Maria Noyes, Age 7, Frame, 16 X 16 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetVerse, Birds, Eleanor Dyer, Bucks County, Penn., 1842, 17 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetVerse, Elizabeth Lanyon, Age 8, March 1820, Frame, 16 X 9 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetVerse, Silk On Linen, Homespun, 1775, Frame, 23 X 14 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SamplersAlphabetBaskets, Mary Hawken, Allentown, 1857, 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price


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