1858 Latin American Sampler
This came through my wife's grandmother, she inherited it from her grandmother. Her grandmother married a man from Mexico City. He was an antique collector, and he collected it in Mexico City. In his inventory, he indicated that-- he wrote the word "Guatemala." So we assume that it, maybe it came from Guatemala.
It probably is from Guatemala. We'd probably need to do a little more research on that. It's certainly from Central or South America. It's dated right here, done in Roman numerals. I think we tend to think that only samplers that are made in the United States or England are valuable, but there are many wonderful examples of samplers from Mexico and other places in Central or South America, and I think this is a great example of that. We have not only really nice embroidery, it's done to the same degree of fineness that you would find on most any really high-quality American sampler. I would probably insure this for somewhere around $2,000.
Ah, very good.
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