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Researching the genealogy and origins of antique samplers can be both interesting and educational. We have listed a few websites that may help your search.
www.familysearch.org - advanced search
                           
                   
A few basic books about American antique furniture and antique samplers are listed below. They are filled with images and detailed descriptions.
                    
Downes, Charles: American Furniture, Queen Anne And Chippendale
              
Huber, Stephen And Carol: Samplers, How To Compare And Value
                        
Montgomery, Charles: American Furniture, The Federal Period
                 
Ring, Betty: Girlhood Embroidery
                       
Sack, Albert, The New fine Points Of Furniture, Early American - Good, Better, Best---
                  
                  
Here are websites for a few Antiques trade publications covering  American antique furniture, needlework samplers and decorative arts.
                   
                             
Link to these great dealers. * Indicates Delaware Valley area
Van Tassel - Baumann   American Antiques 
690 Sugartown Rd, Malvern, Pa. 19355 • 610-647-3339
Generally open Tuesday-Saturday 10:30-5:00 • Please call ahead.