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Antique Old Oaken Bucket Embroidery Sampler


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Well, this is very cool. We bought this antique Old Oaken Bucket embroidery sampler at an antique auction in the Adirondacks without knowing the history. When we got home and I did some research, I discovered “The Old Oaken Bucket” is a much beloved remembrance of childhood written by American poet Samuel Woodworth in 1818. The poem has been described as one of the most beautiful works in the English language, and was set to music in 1826 and sung by generations of American school children. Read the poem here:¬†http://www.bartleby.com/360/1/61.html

Definitely created in the 1800s, the beautiful sampler depicts the bucket over the well described in the poem, along with the mill house and bridge Woodworth remembers from his father’s plantation. Framed behind glass in a very old burled wood frame with carved corners, the sampler is stained at the bottom, on the left side, and along the top, but is still a real treasure of American folk art. Quite large, it measures 22.5 inches wide by 10 inches high including frame. A couple of small chips to the corners of the frame. Authentic Americana at its best!

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