Three (3) Schoolgirl Needlework Samplers, American and English. 1st item: Huldah Woods' sampler, Groton, Massachusetts, 1795. Silk on linen, with cross-stitched blue sawtooth border and inner eyelet-stitched light blue border surrounding rows of alphabet, numbers, trees, and dogs or horses with a verse, "Virtue's the Chiefest / Beauty of the Mind." Dated and signed "1795" and "Huldah Woods – Aged – 13- Years." Housed under glass and floated atop a linen backing in molded wood frame with gilt rabbet edge. Sight – 10 1/2" H x 8" W. Framed – 16" H x 14" W. 2nd item: Horizontal sampler, unfinished, with row of alphabets and numbers, Initialed and dated "D.G. 1855" within heart shape at bottom center. Cotton/wool on linen, with cross-stitched pictorial motifs at bottom right. Housed under glass in a wooden frame with gilt edge. Sight – 7 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W. Framed – 9" H x 12" W. 3rd item: E.M. Ealand's marking sampler, England, 1878, silk on linen, with rows of cross-stitched alphabet and numerals in blue-green thread. Signed and dated "E.M. Ealand – Scampton – 1878." last two rows. Housed under glass with navy blue and cream mat in molded foliate motif frame. Sight – 9 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed – 19 1/4" square. CONDITION: 1st item: Good condition with some fading and discoloration and a small loss in the center of the linen. 2nd item: Fading, discoloration, and losses where linen is separating. 3rd item: Overall good condition with some fading, discoloration.
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