FISHING LADY Boston, Massachusetts c.1760 Extremely rare folk art mid-18th century Boston needlework picture with an original composition, ...
The most expensive sampler ever sold is View of Boston Common by Hannah Otis (1732-1801), stitched around 1750. It’s a huge piece, meant for display over a chimney mantelpiece, embroidered in wool and silk on linen canvas. It was purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Sotheby’s in 1996 for a record
♒ Enchanting Embroidery ♒ Sampler, 1786. Medium: silk, linen, metal-wrapped silk, hair, metal strips Technique: embroidered using cross, tent stem, satin, and rococo (queen) stitches on plain weave.
Isabella Henderson. The border on this sampler is really unusual (light, airy and very natural-looking.) The central area (tree, Adam & Eve) looks to me like something Little House Needleworks would design. The over-one trees are too cute for words.
Rebeca Willbor. Rhode Island, strawberry band similar to the earlier Betsy Davis
A Danish silk and metallic-thread needlework sampler, 1734
EARLY 19TH CENTURY FIGURE, DONKEY & COW SAMPLER BY HARRIET HOPE - 1839
Early 19th cetury linen & silk adam & eve sampler by mary kenward 1819