1091
1091
A RARE AND IMPORTANT ENGLISH BAND SAMPLER, SECOND QUARTER 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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1091
A RARE AND IMPORTANT ENGLISH BAND SAMPLER, SECOND QUARTER 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A RARE AND IMPORTANT ENGLISH BAND SAMPLER, SECOND QUARTER 17TH CENTURY
worked in tent, rice, buttonhole filling, chain, and other stitches on a linen ground; with spangles, metal thread, and seed pearls; depicting various fruits and foliage, three noble women, boxers and animals.
Height with frame 39 1/2 in. by Width 13 3/4 in.; 100.3 by 34.9 cm.
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Provenance

Christie’s South Kensington, Fine Costumes and Textiles, November 14, 1989, lot 260;
Anthony Scaramanga, Witney, Oxfordshire, November 1989;
Vogel Collection no. 523.

Literature

Adelaide Weston, 'A Tudor Treasure', The Connoisseur, October 1916, illustrated

Catalogue Note

While band samplers were created throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, the 'boxer' figures and the economical use of space date this band sampler to the first half of the 17th century. In the early part of the century, linen was expensive so young girls were expected to practice their stitches through a compact series of bands. This sampler, however, also displays wealth with its use of metal thread, spangles, and seed pearls. While samplers were used for practice, they also displayed status and wealth.

A very similar band sampler dated 1645, was recorded in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, in 1916 (Adelaide Weston, 'A Tudor Treasure', The Connoisseur, October 1916, p.86, illustrated plate 66).

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York