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Threads of Gold is making available for sale the following antique samplers from our collection. These samplers have been framed using museum-quality conservancy methods.

Some of these samplers have been reproduced by Threads of Gold. A copy of the Threads of Gold chart will be attached to the back of each of these samplers.

More antique samplers will be offered at a later date.

FMG, 1819

Probably German. No holes and the original pastel colors make it rather difficult to photograph.

See our reproduction of the design on Threads of Gold, Page 1.

Measurement of design is 12 by 27 inches.

Price: $1200.00


M. A. Ekins 1833

American. Fine stitching, minor holes and some stitches lost which don't affect the design. Stitched on 40 count linen.

See photo of our reproduction on Threads of Gold, Page 1

Design measures 12 by 17 inches.

Price: $1200.00

Elizabeth Greenway, 1845

This English sampler has a few holes, but they do not affect the design itself. In the design there are two couples, one on either side of the house, and two figures at the bottom who appear to be farmers. The verse reads:

Lord, when thou didst ascend on high
Ten thousand angels filled the sky
Those heavenly guards around thee wait
Like chariots that attend thy state.

The design size is 13 inches wide by 17 inches high. The sampler has not been reproduced.

Price: $1000.00

Ann Perkins 1813

The sampler is English in origin. The frame is of unknown origin, the sampler has not been removed from the frame and has not been reproduced by Threads of Gold. There are several small holes but they do not affect the design. The sampler includes two freehand flower motifs, and an unusual double sawtooth border of satin stitches.

Size of the design area is 11 by 12 inches.

The verse reads:

O may it be my happiness
To choose the Lord my might
His sacred word and promises
My study and delight
Religion on the Charms of youth
With pleasing luster shine
The sweetest love expands in truth
Lord may her sweets be mine.

Price: $1200.00

Sarah Jacklin Goulsby 1793

This sampler, probably American, is in near perfect condition. "Good Manners, grace and Truth Are Ornaments in Youth". This sampler has been reproduced by Threads of Gold.

Design size: 12 3/4 inches high by 8 inches wide.

Price $1200.00


Sarah Munday 1811

Her verse is the Lord's Prayer.

This sampler is in perfect condition, the colors are clear and unfaded. This sampler has been reproduced by Threads of Gold.

Size of design area: 12 3/4 high by 12 3/8 wide.

Price $1600.00


Ann Emerson

This undated silk on linen sampler has cross-stitched and Algerian eye alphabets, as well as scattered heart and diamond motifs and the familiar "Jesus permit" pious verse.  A large flower basket, interesting trees and an odd, kiwi-like bird complete the bottom portion of the sampler. The sampler itself (not counting the frame) is 13 inches wide and 15 inches high. It has not been reproduced.

Price $800.00

Ann Greening

This sampler was in the possession of the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, but was deaccessioned from their collection because it did not fit in with their mission.

The sampler is probably American and is not dated.

The sampler has not been reproduced.

The sampler itself (not counting the frame) is 7 1/4 inches wide and 12 1/4 inches high.

Price: $750.00


Hannah Deavill - English - 1808

Hannah's sampler is stitched on loosely woven linen which has no holes. There is a little fading; the dark green has run. This does not detract from the sampler, which has been conserved and has a new frame.
The sampler has not been reproduced.
The sampler itself (not counting the frame) is 12 inches wide and 12 inches high.

Price: $750.00