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Needlework Sampler

Auction:
2509
Lot:
682
Sold for:
$474$400

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

Description:

Needlework Sampler, "Elizabeth White June 16th 1827," executed in silk threads on a wool gauze ground, with a house flanked by a tree and a potted plant over a pious verse, baskets of fruit, potted plants, flowers, stags, and stars, enclosed in a geometric flowering vine, (two small unobtrusive repairs at center, scattered dye bleeding, minor toning), sight size 17 1/4 x 13 in., in a later gilt and painted gesso frame.
Estimate $800-1,200

The two stitched reinforcement repairs are in between the lines of lettering about 3/4 and 1 in. dia. in size, several scattered small areas of dye bleeding from green embroidery, appearing as faint blue.

Keywords

Elizabeth White June, Embroidery, Sampler

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