Sampler by Frances Amelia Loveland, Troy, New York, 1837

This handsome sampler is a fine example of the plain Quaker aesthetic and it was made at a Friends school in Troy, New York. Deep blue and green silks form the alphabets, classic poem and narrow horizontal bands, all worked with the strength and simplicity that characterize Quaker schoolgirl samplers.


Much family information is found in Genealogy of the Loveland Family in the United States of America from 1635 to 1895, by J. B. Loveland and George Loveland (1895). The family began with John Loveland (b. 1599) and seven generations later, Frances Amelia Loveland was born on May 20, 1829, to Abner and Ann Eliza (Swartout) Loveland. Between 1840 and 1846, Frances attended Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary (as had her mother and her older sister), where she was noted as a scholar and artist. Sadly, she died at age 17, on November 5, 1846.


The sampler was worked in silk on linen and is in excellent condition. It has been conservation mounted and is in a black painted, molded frame.

Dealer M. Finkel & Daughter
Date: dated 1837
Origin Troy, New York
Artist/Maker Frances Amelia Loveland
Measurements Sampler size: 16 x 17 Framed size: 19 x 20
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Price $3800
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