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Silk Needlework Picture of a Shepherdess in a Landscape

Auction:
2431
Lot:
357
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Silk Needlework Picture of a Shepherdess in a Landscape, probably England, early 19th century, executed in silk threads on a silk ground with painted face, (toning, minor fray l.c.), 14 x 11 1/2 in., in a later eglomise mat with oval aperture and molded wood frame.

Note: A label affixed to the reverse is inscribed "Collection of Beatrice Affleck Descendant of Thomas Affleck Philadelphia, Pa." This may refer to Scottish-born Thomas Affleck (1740-1795) who was one of pre-Revolutionary Philadelphia's most prestigious cabinetmakers.
Estimate $300-500

There is a small 3/4 in frayed line at l.c. of picture outside of border.

Keywords

Thomas Affleck Philadelphia, United Kingdom, Beatrice Affleck Descendant, Pennsylvania, Thomas Affleck, Scotland, Silk

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