Antique American Folk Art Michigan Schoolgirl Sampler
Signed "Eliza H. Booth Mich. Aged 10 Years 1850"
Michigan samplers are rare, and even advanced collectors can go a lifetime without holding one in their hands. This scarce antique Midwestern textile measures 18 1/2" wide and 8 1/2" tall and is housed in a 22" X 12" frame. Note, too, that this lovely five-color sampler is extra desirable because of its unusual horizontal shape. Because this is a fairly late sampler, ten-year-old Miss Booth stitched with both silk and wool thread on her linen ground. The sampler contains three alphabets, a row of numerals, two urns of flowers, several borders of stitches and the inscription "Eliza H. Booth Mich. Aged 10 Years 1850." The condition on this rare Michigan textile is outstanding with no repairs, holes, or stitich loss. Samplers like this one don't come on the market very often. We're sure Miss Booth's needlework will be the joy of the next owner's collection.
|Rare Antique American Signed Sampler
Eliza H. Booth, Michigan, Aged 10 Years 1850