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Needlework Memorial Sampler

Auction:
2509
Lot:
683
Sold for:
$415$350

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

Description:

Needlework Memorial Sampler, "Rowena Richards was Born April 16 1796/wrought this Oct. 27 1808/aged 12 Years," Dedham, Massachusetts, worked in silk threads on a linen ground, centered with a weeping willow over an urn inscribed with several monograms flanked by alphabets and the vital statistics of several siblings of Rowena Richards, and a pious verse, (stitch losses, toning, fading), 16 1/2 x 16 in., in a period mahogany veneer frame.

Note: Rowena Richards was the daughter of Samuel Richards (1756-1822) and Olive (Mason) Richards (d. 1837). They resided in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Massachusetts, Rowena Richards, Samuel Richards, Olive (Mason) Richards, Suffolk County, Embroidery, Richards, Sampler, Willow

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