September Offerings...


”Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined,
And spreads a common feast for all that live.”

~~James Thomson~~

Alas, I didn’t have time to finish any handmade goods, but I’ve selected a few good, early pieces of needlework for your consideration…

Antique Sampler: Elizabeth Briggs 1799
    
                   

 






Late 18th century silk work sampler by Elizabeth Briggs. I absolutely love the verse at the top! And then there are the wonderful motifs filling the bottom, including a peacock, crown, floral urns and baskets, crowned lions, birds and a beautiful house worked in incredibly tiny over one stitches.  More tiny birds and floral motifs adorn the top.  A meandering floral border surrounds the whole. 

Linen has inconsistent dark and light areas.  In my photos it is laying on a white piece of paper.  The colors of the silks are good.  There is only the very slightest bit of thread loss in a few of the words, otherwise it remains largely intact. The edges of the linen have been cut but Elizabeth stitched a tiny sawtooth border which keeps them from fraying. 12.5”w x 16.5”h.

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Elizabeth Briggs Sampler ~ $325.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold ~ thank you!
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com

Antique Sampler: Elizabeth Parker
    

 

                   
A sweet, small marking sampler worked by Elizabeth Parker in dark blue, possibly silk, threads. Undated, but most likely early to mid-nineteenth century.  There are holes as can be seen in the photo, but most of the stitching remains intact.  Simply hemmed, it measures 5.75” square. A delightful little piece of antique needlework at an affordable price. 

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Elizabeth Parker Sampler ~ $65.00 includes shipping in the U.S. ~ Sold ~ thank you!
To order, please email me at pineberrylane@hotmail.com

Until next month, my friends, I wish you many pleasant hours…