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Needlework Adam & Eve Sampler

Auction:
2349
Lot:
887
Sold for:
$1,293$1,100

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Needlework Adam & Eve Sampler, "Mary Sharples, 1835," worked in silk threads on a linen ground, the lower panel depicting Adam and Eve with the serpent encircling the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil on a mound with several animals and trees and two large birds flying above, the upper panels with urns of flowers and birds over a verse from Genesis, all enclosed in a geometric flowering vine, (toning, fading, losses, stains), 20 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. , in a later molded wood frame.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Eve Sampler, Good and Evil, Adam, Mary Sharples, Adam and Eve, Embroidery, Linen, Sampler, Serpent

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