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German Sampler ~ first half of 18th century ~  probably Nuremberg, Germany ~ Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic yarn. White linen worked with colored silks. In the middle is a wreath surrounding a crown and a monogram. Around this are flowers in vases and in baskets, and dishes of fruit, a parrot, a peacock, an apple, a pear, a landscape with two shepherdesses and sheep, and a fountain. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

German Sampler ~ first half of 18th century ~ probably Nuremberg, Germany ~ Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic yarn. White linen worked with colored silks. In the middle is a wreath surrounding a crown and a monogram. Around this are flowers in vases and in baskets, and dishes of fruit, a parrot, a peacock, an apple, a pear, a landscape with two shepherdesses and sheep, and a fountain. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Four cross borders; one containing verse; two showing floral patterns and squirrels; the inscription "Sarah Cook, her sampler 1744" surrounded by angular floral border with stags in the corners. Silk embroidery on wool.

Four cross borders; one containing verse; two showing floral patterns and squirrels; the inscription "Sarah Cook, her sampler 1744" surrounded by angular floral border with stags in the corners. Silk embroidery on wool.

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Reeman Dansie Auctioneers - Nineteenth century needlework sampler depicting a country house flanked by animals and foliage, by Jane Brown, in glazed gilt frame x More

English Band Sampler ~ mid-17th century ~  sampler with bands of flowers,  boxer figures, stags and numerous small animals. Worked in floss silks, missing bottom selvedge.

English Band Sampler ~ mid-17th century ~ sampler with bands of flowers, boxer figures, stags and numerous small animals. Worked in floss silks, missing bottom selvedge.

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