Lot 507
Isabella White Currochrune's Needlework Sampler Dated 1830, Scottish
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Worked in multi-color silk threads on linen, composition with seven alphanumeric rows above pious verse and maker's name and date, "Isabella White Currochrune 17 May 1830," bottom register with house flanked by trees and various motifs to include trees and folky animals, all within a strawberry border, conservation mounted and presented in a period walnut frame.

Sight size 17 x 12.75 in.; Frame size 21.5 x 17.25 in.

Private Collection, Wilmington, North Carolina

With M. Finkel & Daughter inventory sticker to verso.

We are grateful to Amy Finkel of M. Finkel & Daughter for sharing the following information on the sampler presented in one of their 2009 catalogues, "The samplermaker is Isabella White and she inscribed the word Currachrune after her name. With help from the Scottish sampler experts and the Scottish Genealogical Society, we have determined that this would have been the name of a farm, likely the home of Miss White, located near Crieff, which was 15 miles west of Perth."

Good estate condition; not examined out-of-frame. Note updated information identifying the sampler as Scottish.