Thursday, 28 October 2010

What's New in the Auction Rooms?

Lot No 1225

I rather took a shine to Mary Lee's sampler of 1810 which she worked aged 13. It has all the rigorous symmetry in the top half which might make for a tedious design, but the lower part of the sampler over does itself in redemption. I particularly like the house and the horse or sheep backed against green. The verse is from Psalm 125. Not to be confused with its lot number - 1225 and is for auction with  Golding Young & Co.
at the Grantham Auction Rooms
 on 3 November.

Lot No 569 at Stride and Son of Chichester for auction on 29 October is two samplers and it is the sampler on the right hand side as you look at it that has caught my eye. It has a lovely arcading border at the top and a nice pair of thistles at the bottom. I have tried, not very successfully, to enhance the image for you.

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