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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Ester Lane
18th Century English Samplers
It is very unusual to find such an early family record sampler made in England. This sampler chronicles the marriage of her parents followed by the births of her four sisters and five brothers.

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Margret Lawrance 1823

This Scottish sampler is stitched with brightly colored silk and wool floss on linen, featuring numerous stylized alphabets and family initials. There are three rows of beautiful illuminated letters characteristic of Scottish samplers. In the lower reserve is a peacock with seven tail feather (also typical of Scottish samplers), a small house, flowers, a rooster, a tulip, flower baskets, hearts and a small female figures.

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Mary Levermore 1817

MARY LEVERMORE 1817 English pictorial sampler featuring Adam and Eve at the center surrounded by birds, squirrels, lions and cherubs, with tweo short verses.

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LM:AM dated 1829

This sampler is either English or Continental, and is stitched with brilliantly colored silk on extremely fine linen and bordered with rose colored silk ribbon.

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Two Mexican Samplers

Two Mexican samplers, both late 19th century (circa 1876), in very good condition, but quite coarse.

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Elizabeth Mitchel

This quintessential Scottish sampler is stitched with fine silks on linen with an industrious use of stitches including queen, petit point, back, cross, counted satin, stem and turkeywork.

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New England Sampler on Green Linsey Woolsey, circa 1815

Surrounded by a Greek key border, this unsigned sampler begins with a classic Quaker alphabet, A through Z, executed in cross stitch, followed by another alphabet in eyelet stitch, the next in double cross stitch, the next in four-sided stitch, and the final lower case alphabet in cross stitch.

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Margret Nisbet circa 1770

This beautiful Scottish sampler features illuminated letters, an arcaded floral band, traditional motifs including peacocks, windmills. birds at the Fountain of Life, illuminated letters and family initials.

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17?4 Silkwork Sampler by Susey Oliver

Framed in an old 'molded composition over wood' and gilt frame with rippled, old glass. Stitched to linen with wooden backing and brown paper dust cover. The sampler is finely worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches including Algerian eye. Meandering leafy border...

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Maren Olsen

This beautiful and unusual Norwegian sampler is noteworthy for the exquisitely stitched floral wreath at the center, and alphabets and numerals forming the four sided border.

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