06-05-2005 06-05-2005
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2295 Boston
June 5, 2005 11:00 AMCalender

Two Needlework Items

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2295 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 05, 2005 11:00AM


Two Needlework Items, executed by Beulah Murdock, early 19th century, a needlework sampler with silk threads on a linen ground, two alphabet panels above a pious verse and an unfinished landscape featuring a sky with sun, moon and clouds arched over an outline of a building and lawn with flowers, signed "Beulah Murdock's work wrought A.D. 1812," enclosed on three sides with a geometric flowering vine and a basket of flowers (fading), 24 x 21 1/2; together with a single pocketbook, worked in Irish stitch in silk threads in a zig-zag pattern in shades of green, yellow, pink, tan, and off-white, the name "Beulah Murdock" stitched on one end, the interior edged and lined with dark green silk, (wear, fading), 3 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.

Note: Beulah Murdock was born July 2, 1788, in Newton, Massachusetts, married Ephraim Jackson August 19, 1821. They resided in Newton, where they had two children, Samuel and George. A photocopy of this portion of the Murdock genealogy, compiled by Joseph B. Murdock in 1925, is affixed to the back of the frame.
Estimate $700-900


Beulah Murdock, Newton, Ephraim Jackson August, Massachusetts, Samuel , Joseph B. Murdock