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.

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Elizabeth Graham 1820

Elizabeth Graham stitched her Pennsylvania Quaker sampler on homespun linen. and apparently the sampler was never framed but safely stored away.

Hester Ann Hagermon Dated 1837

Possibly from New York, and formerly in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Whitman sampler collection). The sampler is executed in cross stitch on linen, with a four-sided meandering floral border in shades of gold, red, brown, blue-green, ivory, black and dark red. A large naturalistic flower basket...

Harriot Hammond

Harriot Hammond, dated 1811, is an English Adam and Eve sampler. This wonderfully busy sampler is filled with many traditional and some quite unusual motifs

Barbara Hendarson

Another wonderful Scottish "mansion house" sampler, this piece begins with a beautiful stem and satin stitched freehand vine and ribbon upper border above a verse.

Eleanor Holmes

This antique sampler could be Welsh. It has been stitched on linen using silk and fine wool threads with a beautiful cut and drawn work outer border.

Mary Hood 1768

Brilliant original color, this antique sampler was professionally conserved at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A four sided floral border surrounds a two story red brick mansion .

Ann How

English sampler worked with silk threads on finely woven tammy (wool) cloth with alphabets and pious verses over a lower register featuring a small flock of sheep, facing stags, and a brick cottage.

Hanna Katerina

This is a very finely stitched German sampler beginning with a single row of alphabets above an immensely intricate collection of symbolic cross stitched motifs.

Agnes Brown-Kinghorn

A Scottish sampler commencing with an arcaded stylized pansy border across the top above Adam and Eve (nicely labeled as such), flanked by paired birds, peacocks, flowers in vases, a crowned thistle, Solomon's Temple, and floral motifs reminiscent of early 18th century samplers.

Lake Family Record Sampler

Featuring a beautiful and richly colored four sided honeysuckle border, this New York sampler commemorates the marriage of the parents Isaac Lake and Margaret Robins in 1824, and the birth of six children.

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