Three (3) East Tennessee Regional Textile items, including Irish sampler. 1st item: 19th century Irish school girl verse sampler made by Jane Vance. Silk on dark linen with verse reading "Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth **JV**" together with other pictorial items. Pencil note en verso reads: "Jane Vance/Susan's great great grandmother/Born 1812 in Ireland/Married James C**** in Ireland/Made before 1832, year of marriage." Housed in a simple molded wood frame. 9 1/8" square. Provenance: Descended in the Brackney Family, Knoxville, TN. 2nd item: Firescreen or pole screen with octagonal frame and the original floral silk needlework on linen canvas. The mahogany pole features a barley twist standard and tripod base with curved feet. Screen – 17 3/4" H x 15 1/8" W. Stand – 55 1/2" H. English, 19th century. Note: This was originally from The Netherland Inn, located in Sullivan County, TN. 3rd item: Silk on linen framed embroidery depicting roses, housed in a simple gilt wood frame. 16 1/2" H x 8" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. Note: Descended throught the Hensen Family of Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: A few areas of repair, some fading to some threads. 2nd item: Abrasions and losses to stand, embroidery overall very good condition. 3rd item: Some minor spotting the linen, scattered wear to frame.
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