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Needlework Sampler

Auction:
2255
Lot:
63
Sold for:
$10,575$9,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2255
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 07, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Needlework Sampler, "Mary Austin April 27, 1814/11 years of age," probably Philadelphia, silk threads on woven wool ground showing butterflies and floral sprigs flanking a bowknotted floral bouquet over an oval with floral border surrounding a pious verse, above a basket of grapes flanked by potted flowering plants, the whole enclosed by a flowering vine, (scattered background losses), 17 x 12 1/2 in., framed.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Keywords

Philadelphia, Mary Austin, Embroidery, Sampler, Silk

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