Friday, March 16, 2012

Antique Samplers

In a few minutes, I'll be loading some antique samplers for sale on my Etsy shop.  Here's a preview!


Those of you who stitch reproduction samplers will recognize this as The Goode Huswife's 1809 Quaker Sampler.  I lent her my antique sampler before I had started designing myself.  This is the original!


It's a gorgeous sampler!  The colors are amazing.  The condition is good, although there are worn spots in a line across the middle.  It had obviously been folded for quite a while before it was ever framed.


It also has a stain, a very dark stain.


The motifs are wonderful!


The frame is from Olde Colonial Designs.





Ok, here's the next one:


Anne (The Goode Huswife) also reproduced this Quaker Sampler.  She called it Little Red R because of the tiny red R in the upper right hand corner.


I've never seen another Quaker sampler quite like this one. 


See the red R above?



More details....


This frame is also from Olde Colonial Designs.




Below is another antique sampler I'll be listing:

  

This is a Quaker sampler as well, but it's a marking sampler with no motifs.

 
It's dated 1832.


 It's in great condition with only a couple of worn spots.  It does need to be re-stretched though.  It's sagging a little in the middle.


I had a custom frame made for it and it's stunning and looks very old.  It has never been reproduced.




This one has been reproduced.  It's Anne's "Sally Weed" sampler.  I LOVE this one!  It's very unusual.


Sally stitched it in 1851 and she was born January 4, 1837.


The frame is one I had made, then grained it myself.



So there you have them!  I'll be posting them HERE in a few minutes. 

Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Oh Kathy, how can you bear to part with these beauties?!

ROSELLA69 said...

SONO DAVVERO,STUPENDI,GRAZIE DI AVER PUBBLICATO QUESTE MERAVIGLIE,CIAO DA ROSELA ITALY

crownover said...

You have inspired me.
I have a 36" hardanger piece made for my grandparents by nuns in the thirties. It was never washed or used, has spent its life in storage. My house is small with only a kitchen table. I'm going to have this framed and display in in my living room.

fanciful devices said...

GORGEOUS!!!

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