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Pictorial Needlework

Auction:
2556M
Lot:
767
Sold for:
$1,541$1,300

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Auction:
Discovery - 2556M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 28, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Pictorial Needlework, "PAMELA CHILD," reportedly eastern Connecticut, first quarter 19th century, composed of silk, chenille, and metallic threads with watercolor painted details on a silk ground, with an oval reserve depicting a landscape with a boy and a girl observing a butterfly, with a house, trees, and a mountain in the background, surrounded by gilt metallic braid, and embroidered grain stalks and floral garlands accented with gilt metallic threads, in an eglomise mat with gilt lettering, (tears to background on left side), sight size 13 1/4 x 15 in., in original molded giltwood frame, the backing paper affixed with a printed paper label for the Providence, Rhode Island, looking glass and picture frame manufactory firm of Peter Grinnell & Son.
Estimate $800-1,200

About 6 vertical tears on the left side in the silk background fabric, , 1 1/2-3 1/2 in., bordering the central oval, toning, some acid burn, small scattered foxing.

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Connecticut, PAMELA CHILD, Peter Grinnell, Rhode Island, Book collecting, Silk, Textile

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