Sydow's Antiques

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Fort Wayne IN 46807

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This is a wonderful and rather rare pair of samplers by sisters Mary and Elizabeth Green---one dated 1792 and the other dated 1803. Framed in matching old wood frames with rippled, old glass; approximately 14 inches square. Tacked to wood. The samplers are worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Embroidered border. Colors include browns, cream, gold, white, pinks, greens and blues. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case and numbers 1-9. Identical verses read 'At the Nativity of Christ our Lord>The Angels did rejoice with one Accord>Let Christians imitate them here on Earth>And keep this Feast with Joy and civil Mirth'. Elizabeth misspell 'civil' as 'civial'---adds to the charm of the pieces for me. Signed and dated 'Mary Green Finished this September the 6 1792' & 'Elizabeth Green Finished this January 1803'. A good set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including potted flowering plants, fruit basket, hearts, diamond shapes, darning panels, fir trees, stars, flying insects, flower garlands tied with ribbon and birds. Overall excellent condition with some stitch losses and a couple minor holes---please review photos in detail. Uncommon to find sister samplers from this time period.

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Rare pair sisters samplers---1792 & 1803

Rare pair sisters samplers---1792 & 1803

Rare pair sisters samplers---1792 & 1803

Rare pair sisters samplers---1792 & 1803

Rare pair sisters samplers---1792 & 1803

Rare pair sisters samplers---1792 & 1803

Rare pair sisters samplers---1792 & 1803

Rare pair sisters samplers---1792 & 1803

Rare pair sisters samplers---1792 & 1803