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                                                                             #8067                                                                                                      Jane Crow Sampler               

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19" x 19 1/2". 24 " x 24 1/2 " including a 19th century bird's eye maple frame. Mary Crow was born on August 5, 1825 in Angus County, Montrose, Scotland.  Her parents were James Crow and Jane Strachan.  In the 1841 Scotland Census, she listed her occupation as "flaxspinner".  Perhaps she spun the flax for this very piece of linen!

Her sampler features a lovely Scottish alphabet, a large undulat- ing pansy band, a charming sailing ship and Adam and Eve under the tree of life.  She also added several family initials including  "JC, EK, JC, JC, AC, MC, EC,AF, MF, and AN". 

                                          

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Her verse reads:

"Love them that love me
And those that seek me
Shall early find me."

She signed her sampler,  " Jane Crow's Work 
Aged 12  1837".

                                                                                    

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The condition of Jane's sampler is good. There is a hole in each of the top two corners and one more next to the second bloom in the large floral band.  And while some of the letter- ing is a bit faded, it is still readable. There are no losses to the stitching.   The sampler has been lined with an old piece of cotton which is probably original to the piece and it has been mounted on acid-free board.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $1935.00

                                                                             #8066                                                                                                      Mary Thomsett Sampler               

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15 " x 14 1/2". 19 " x 19 1/2 " including a probably original painted wood frame with old wavy glass.  Mary stitched a wonderfully realistic hunting scene at the bottom of her samper. You see the hunter following his two baying hounds as they flush out a lovely and graceful deer.  While the background is sur- rounded with beautiful trees and grasses, the bucolic scene is finished off with an impressive and stately castle.  It's lovely.

The top of Mary's sampler features many of the things we have come to love about these wonderful needleworks.  There are birds, trees, flowers, butterflies, peacocks and a basket of fruit. 


                                          

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She signed her sampler,  " Mary Thomsett   December  1844".

Mary was christened in East Peckham, Kent, England       on March 13, 1836. So Mary would have been just       eight years old when she stitched her lovely sampler.  Her parents were William and Frances Thomsett.
 

                                                                                    

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The condition of Mary's sampler is very good.  There are no holes in the fabric and no losses to the threads.  Even the edges of the fabric are showing almost no wear.  Most of the colors are still vibrant with the exception of the signature and date.  Because she used a fairly pale color for that, it does appear to be a bit faded.  And of course, there is a bit of over-all darkening to the fabric.  It has been mounted on acid-free board.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $2275.00

                                                                             #8064                                                                                                      Elizabeth Jackson Sampler               

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15 1/2 " x 13 1/2".  20 " x 18 " including the original wood frame with old wavy glass and a gilt liner.  Featuring many fairly elaborate birds and flowers, Elizabeth's lovely sampler has a dramatic look to it. Each flower and each bird is completely different from the other birds and flowers.  It's as if she was doing a nature study while she was stitching.  She added the Spies of Canaan motif surrounded by a charming verse as well:  "A Land of Corn and wine   And oil favord With God's Peculiar smile   Rivers of milk And Honey  And all the Fruits of Paradise". She even gave us the names of the two Spies of Canaan - Caleb and Joshua.

                                          

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Her second verse reads:

"Make the extended skies your tomb
Let stars record your worth
Yet know vain mortals all must die
As nature's sickliest birth
In thy fair book of life divine
My God inscribe my name
There let it fill some humble place
Beneath the slaughtered lamb".

She signed her sampler " Elizabeth Jackson  Aged 12 1834".

                                                                                    

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The condition of Elizabeth's impressive sampler is good. There is a bit of overall darkening to the fabric, but there are no holes or losses to the stitching. The colors are all still vibrant.   It has been mounted on acid-free board.                                                                                                                                                                   $2150.00

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