Two American 19th century schoolgirl samplers. 1st item: Schoolgirl cotton and silk on linen needlework sampler, signed Elizabeth Adams/ made in the 16th year of her age/ 1830/ Brunswick/ with alphabet, numbers and hearts in cross stitch and line stitching. Sight: 7-3/4" H x 17-1/8" W, Frame: 9-9/8" H x 19-1/4" W. Older wooden frame. 2nd item: Schoolgirl wool on linen needlework sampler, signed Constance Maria Pinfield/ aged 8/ with alphabet, numbers and religious verse. Sight: 15" H x 14-7/8" W, Frame: 18-5/8" H x 18-3/4" W. Older wooden frame. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN estate. Condition: Overall toning and scattered staining on both. Neither sampler examined out of frame. Second sampler has some losses to red thread.
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