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Needlework Sampler

Auction:
2509
Lot:
680
Sold for:
$2,252$1,900

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Needlework Sampler, "Ruth Hill's Work In the ninth year of her age," possibly New England, late 18th century, worked in silk threads on a linen ground with rows of alphabets over a scene with a house flanked by two women and two girls, trees, and potted plants, enclosed in a geometric flowering vine, (toning, moisture stains, stitch loss), 10 x 8 1/2 in., unframed.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Moisture stains along left and lower edges, several of the letters in the rows of alphabets have lost thier stitches.

Keywords

Ruth Hill, New England, Embroidery, Sampler, Textile arts

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