Gallery of Antique Samplers
Sold by the Scarlet Letter
Listed below are antique samplers which have been previously sold by the Scarlet Letter. Although these antiques are no longer available for purchase, some of them have been reproduced. Please click on the name or photo of the antique to see more information about it including a link to the reproduction kit if one is available.
Antiques are in alphabetic order by the title or last name of the stitcher. To search the titles for a word or phrase, type it in the box below and click the search button. For example, type ann to find all antiques with the name ann in the title. Type a to find all stitcher's last names or titles starting with the letter A.
This rare needlework picture, circa 1800, depicts Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, surrounded by animals, birds, butterflies and flying cherubs.
A fine early English band sampler in excellent condition, professionally cleaned, mounted and framed behind UV filtering museum glass.
English house sampler stitched in brightly colored wool and silk floss on linen featuring a very large mansion house with four chimneys flanked by stylized evergreen trees and fences, over an expansive lawn with two dogs.
Circa 1840, one signed "E D" and the other signed "E M" both stitched with wool on linen.
Beadwork slips applied to cotton muslin ground. Very unusual, bright and colorful.
A monochromatic German sampler that could have been stitched either in Germany, or by an immigrant Catholic German girl.
English sampler, framed in an antique wood frame with gilt slip and glass, mounted to conservator standards on acid free board with sealed chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on a linen ground in primarily in cross (gros and petit point) and satin stitches...
This is a large English sampler stitched with silk and wool on a linen canvas consisting of an elaborate four sided naturalistic floral border surrounding a verse and various plant and animal motifs, over a large building ("Solomon's Temple") flanked by an elegantly dressed gentleman on the left and a large pink lady holding a bouquet of flowers on the right. ...
This English sampler has been stitched on a linen canvas with wool threads, featuring naturalistic sprays of flowers, a large mansion house flanked by a farmer and his wife, a windmill on a hill, and two gorgeous enormous swans on either side of a miniature village scene.
This English sampler is a memorial to her deceased brother. It is framed in an old- possibly original- mahogany frame with gilt slip and glass. The sampler is stitched with silk on linen, entirely in cross stitch. It is packed with motifs including a cathedral a lion, stars, birds, fruit baskets, fir trees, hearts, a crown, flowers, insects, acorns and potted flowering plants including a bold and beautiful four sided undulating floral border...