Two 19th century schoolgirl needlework samplers. 1st item: Wool on linen needlework sampler, signed Helen Hutchinson/aged 10 with alphabet and numbers and two peacocks. Sight: 14-1/2" H x 7-1/2" , Frame: 18" H x 9-1/8" W. Later black and gilt frame. 2nd item: Cotton on linen needlework sampler, signed Maggie Adams/10 yrs old with alphabet and numbers and stylized border. Sight: 8" H x 9-1/4" W, Frame: 9-5/8" H x 10-3/4" W. Older wooden frame. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN estate. Condition: 1st item: Toning of linen. 2nd item: Stain in lower half and general fading, fair to poor condition. Neither sampler examined out of frame.
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