Erna Hiscock & John Shepherd

An exceptional sampler by Elizabeth Smith dated 1814, depicting just about everything, including her farmhouse with a large naturalistic horse, ships and boats under a bridge. Provenance Swamethan collection illustrated Samplers by Susan Mayor & Diana Fowle pl.27. price £2650.

We pride ourselves on trading in the most unusual of items, specialising in Antique samplers, particularly schoolwork from Ackworth, Bristol and Cheltenham. We deal in early Needlework – including tools – from the 17th Century onward, and English pottery from the medieval to contemporary (English Delph, Creamware, Pearlware, Slipware and Staffordshire). We display Folk Art, Decoys and the work of the Pitcairn islanders, early oak carvings, along with country furniture.

We buy only what we love, and sell through by-appointment meetings, have a webpage, and enjoy attending the NEC.

Over our 60 years of experience, we have been proud suppliers of museums, interior decorators, collectors, and of course the trade.