11-01-2008 11-02-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2431 Boston
November 1, 2008 3:00PMCalender

Two Silk Needlework Pictures Depicting "Plenty" and "Charity,"

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 01, 2008 3:00PM


Two Silk Needlework Pictures Depicting "Plenty" and "Charity," by Eliza Johnson and Polly G. Johnson, probably England, early 19th century, allegorical figural depictions of Plenty and Charity executed in silk and chenille threads and paint and applied paper on a silk ground, titles and maker's names in gilt on eglomise mat below, (toning, tears), sight sizes 16 1/2 x 19 1/2 in., housed under eglomise mats and molded giltwood frames.
Estimate $600-800

Charity- with several tears to background small to 5 12 in. lg.; Plenty- 1/in. tear in u.c. sky, and 1/2 in. tear with loose fragment above central figure's head.


United Kingdom, Eliza Johnson, Polly G. Johnson, head