Two 19th century needlework samplers, one possibly Southern Kentucky. 1st item: Schoolgirl needlework sampler, cotton or wool on linen, signed Mary Ann Underwood/ Aged 7 years/ Oct '27, 1843/ with stylized border, flowers, baskets of flowers, alphabet, numbers and verse: "Learn to live as you would wish to die". Note: Genealogy records show a Mary Ann Underwood born about 1836 in Green County, Kentucky. Original wooden frame. Sight: 11-1/2" H x 11-2/4" W. Frame: 15-1/2" H x 15-3/4" W. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN estate. 2nd item: 19th century Irish sampler, silk on cotton with linen backing, signed Catherine Carreher/ St. Bridget's Convent/ Tullow/ 1838/ with Bible verse, floral sprays and alphabet. Sight: 11-1/2" H x 11-3/4" W. Frame: 15-1/2" H x 15-3/4" W. Older wooden frame. Provenance: both samplers from a private Knoxville, TN estate. Condition: Both samplers in need of conservation. 1st item: Some losses of thread. Scattered stains and fading, especially at top. 2nd item: Scattered tears and holes on canvas.
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