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Silk Needlework Picture of a Woman with Sheep

Auction:
2509
Lot:
686
Sold for:
$4,148$3,500

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

Description:

Silk Needlework Picture of a Woman with Sheep, America, early 19th century, worked in silk and chenille threads on a silk ground with painted face and hand, centered with an oval reserve depicting a woman and two sheep in a landscape standing under a tree, with house and outbuilding in the background, surmounted by a blue bowknot and tasseled swags and flowering vines, (toning, moisture stains, small tear l.r.), 19 3/4 x 16 in., in an ornate gold-painted gesso frame.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Tear is about 5/8 in. at l.r. corner, moistrue stains to background around lower portion of work.

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