At her first New York exhibition, English textiles specialist Maureen Morris will ask around £8000 for this early 19th century pictorial sampler by Frances Gibbs Fricker.

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Timed to coincide with The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, the exhibition features works from Cora Ginsberg LLC of New York, M. Finkel & Daughter of Philadelphia and Maureen Morris from Essex.

More than 60 examples of needlework artistry from Europe and America will be on offer at the gallery of Cora Ginsberg LLC on the third floor of 19 East 74 Street at Madison Avenue.

Highlights from Ginsburg, - a legendary name in the very active and profitable world of American antique textiles, - include a refined and unusual c.1650 curtain of English red-work embroidery and a vibrant German spot sampler dated 1685.

Finkel, America's leading specialists in schoolgirl samplers, silk embroideries and needlework pictures, display a silk embroidery worked in Boston c.1815 by one Ivah Patterson, and a choice Massachusetts sampler worked by Lucy Parham in 1821.

The show gives American textiles aficionados a rare opportunity to meet Maureen Morris, a top UK needlework specialist who exhibits at Olympia and has held a number of London exhibitions but is showing in America for the first time.

Among the stock at her Manhattan debut are a fine c.1640 spot sampler, formerly in the collection of the late Sir William Lawrence Bart, and a late 18th century map sampler of Ireland with detailed nomenclature.