Friday, January 29, 2010

Latest additions to my collection ... Two wonderful drawn work samplers from Vienna ... I believe they are called "lochstickerei" in German. From another collector parting from some of his pieces. Amazing how these works keep changing homes and who knows where they will head to once I will not be able to accomodate them!

This one is from 1902 and in very good condition ... Cotton on linen ... I want to call this sampler my "trompe-l'œil" sampler because only two thread colours have been used but looks more colourful. Dimensions : 111 cm x 17.5 cm

This one does not have a date but cannot be any younger than 100 years and in very good condition. Very well preserved. Linen on very fine linen ... Dimensions : 20 cm x 31 cm

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