P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545


American Child's Sampler, Circa 1887 by "Clara R. Nolan"

$ 4,400
  • Description
    Charming American Sampler by "Clara R. Nolan"; well made, bright and colorful, with an intricate needlepoint floral rose petal border in colors of red, pink, white and green, on a grey backdrop. Clara's name and "June 12, 1878" birthday are bordered by the same floral design as the perimeter along with a green stitched line separating it from the numbers and alphabet above. The upper case is separated from the lower case and numbers by a beautiful, colorful pink, red, and green design different from the border. The upper case alphabet letters are elegantly scripted in a two tone; plum and red; to complement the numerical and lower case two toned plumb and black design below. The sampler is professionally mounted in an antique looking contemporary frame. Of note is the fact that "Clara" has omitted the letter "J" in both the upper case and the lower case alphabet (not sure if her grade was marked down for this!). She also stitches the numbers one through twelve, probably to coincide with her June 12th birthday.

    The sampler is all original; there is slight wear and losses above and below the upper case letters "D" through "G" (see images).

    Dimensions: 19 1/2" high x 19 1/2" wide (22 1/4" x 22 1/4" with frame)
  • More Information
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Linen,Hand-Woven
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 629594
  • Dimensions
    W. 22.5 in; H. 22.5 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 57.15 cm; H. 57.15 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

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