Alphabet and Motif Sampler Sections

Alphabet and Motif Sampler Sections

Netherlands, circa 1800

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Framed size: 14" x 19" • sold

Dutch samplermakers utilized a wide assortment of pictorial motifs on their samplers and these patterns must have been widely disseminated, as they appear on so many samplers over a great many years. Here are four sections, three of motifs and one of the alphabet that are from a beautifully worked sampler made at the end of the end of the 18th century, judging from the fine quality of the work and tight stitching. These came to us just this way and while the entire sampler didn’t survive, these are lovely examples. Conservation matted and framed. Excellent condition, silk on linen. 

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