Tuesday, 20 November 2012
These three early Dutch samplers are for auction by Wilkinson's of Doncaster, Yorkshire on 25 November. The first above with its potted blooms and Spies of Canaan is Lot 148. It is initialled IH and dated 1775. It measures 12½ ins x 15½ ins (32 cms x 39.5 cms)and is in a modern frame. The estimate is £600 - £800.
Above is Lot 149 - a stoplap dated 1775. The pattern darned blocks border a centre panel with birds and potted flowers and a device which appears to bear the initials gs flanked by the date. It measures 12½ ins x 15½ ins (32 cms x 50 cms)and is also in a modern frame. The estimate is £200 - £400.
Lot 147, above, is the latest of the samplers and appears to be dated 1801. It is worked with the alphabet above a Dutch flag and initialled heart. It measures 13 ins x 9½ ins (33 cms x 24 cms) and is in a modern frame. Its estimate is £200 - £400. To register for the auction or to learn more, click here.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 19:00