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Silk Needlework Picture of "Adelaide" the Shepherdess of the Alps

Auction:
2431
Lot:
358
Sold for:
$504$425

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

Description:

Silk Needlework Picture of "Adelaide" the Shepherdess of the Alps, probably England, early 19th century, worked in silk and chenille threads on a silk ground with painted face and hands, titled below, (minor toning and thread loss), dia. 12 in., in a period eglomise mat with round aperture in a molded giltwood frame.

Note: The play "The Shepherdess of the Alps" about a young shepherdess mourning the death of her husband by suicide, was popular among Americans and a popular choice for girls' needlework pictures in the academies of the early 1800s.
Estimate $400-600

Unobtrusive thread losses in a 1 x 1 1/2 in. area at u.r.

Keywords

United Kingdom, Embroidery, Silk

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