Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Silk Needlework Memorial

Auction:
2230
Lot:
72
Unsold
 

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
Sale #2230 - 2230
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 22, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Silk Needlework Memorial, Mary Balch School, Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1802-09, wrought by Eliza B. Padelford in memory of Miss Jane Macomber (died 1801), Phillip Padelford (died 1892), Phillip R. H. Padelford (died 1793), and Judith Macomber (died 1770); the stylized design features cascading willow trees over four memorial sarcophagi, each one identifying the family member with a silk inscription including age and date of death; the silk yarns are in shades of green, gold, tan, and black on a cream-colored silk ground, (background restored, reframed), ht. 21, wd. 27 in.

Ex collection: Sue Swan, former textile curator , The Henry F. DuPont Winterthur Museum.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Silk Needlework Memorial, Needlework Memorial, family member , Rhode Island, Mary Balch School, Eliza B. Padelford, Jane Macomber, Judith Macomber, Phillip Padelford, Phillip R. H. Padelford, Sue Swan, curator , textile curator , The Henry F. DuPont Winterthur Museum, Silk, Textile arts, Yarn