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Samplers By Stephen Huber

Samplers by Stephen Huber

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A guide for both the novice and experienced collector, this volume reveals the secrets behind the professional appraisal of antique samplers. Featuring in depth analyses and comparisons of samplers, the guide also features an overview of the history of samplers from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Samplers Summary

Samplers by Stephen Huber

Schoolgirl samplers and pictorial needlework are among the most sought-after textile collectables. This informative and colourful volume serves as a guide to developing an appraiser's eye and a connoisseur's knowledge. The authors share the secrets of professional appraisers as they show how to assess value in a sampler using a compare-and-contrast format. Apparently similar pieces are analyzed side-by-side to determine why one is more valuable than the other, or why one is a treasure and the other, not quite. On each spread, full colour photographs of two samplers, related in motif and point of origin, appear on facing pages, surrounded by call-outs highlighting each sampler's value features - those key factors, such as design, execution, material, and condition that account for the item's relative market value. Introductory text and captions provide essential historical and technical information on the featured samplers, while sidebars provide close-up details or additional information on the design, creation, and evolution of sampler art.The 60 sampler comparisons that make up the core of the book cover the entire range of the subject on both sides of the Atlantic from the 17th through to the 19th-centuries. This main section is preceded by an overview of the history of samplers and a gallery of sampler masterworks in addition to sections on buying, caring for, and displaying samplers, a comprehensive bibliography, and a resource list.

Samplers Reviews

This important and comprehensive reference features a wonderful range of needleworks.

Table of Contents

How to use this book; understanding the sampler market; displaying and caring for samplers; a sampler primer; British and European samplers; New England samples; Mid-Atlantic and southern samplers; Where to see & buy samplers

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Samplers by Stephen Huber
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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