Auctions:"Susannah Smith April 19/Aged 10 years 1853," worked in silk threads on a wool gauze ground, with a central pious verse and house surrounded by potted flowering plants, birds, deer, blossoms, and a bowknot over her signature, all enclosed in a geometric flowering vine, (scattered losses and toning to background, minor stains), 19 x 14 in., in a molded bird's-eye maple frame. (Sale 2608M : Lot 1109 )
Scottish Sampler ~ ~ Helen Wilson ~ Stewarton, North Ayrshire ~ silk on linen ~ Helen's sampler features a distinctive three-storied blue house with multiple chimneys. A couple in period dress stand beneath with the prerequisite peacock.
Jannet Lidsy-1807-Collinsburg, Pennsylvania. Aged 10. silk threads on a linen ground with four rows of alphabets above a row of large lettered monograms, likely members of Jannet's family, over a large public building flanked by assorted flowers, figures, hearts, crowns, and animals, with a geometric floral border