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Needlework Sampler

Auction:
2431
Lot:
367
Sold for:
$830$700

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

Description:

Needlework Sampler, "Melona Mixter born Feb. 3. 1808 aged 14 year," possibly Massachusetts, wrought in silk threads on a linen ground with bands of alphabets over a pious verse and motifs of flowers, bowls of fruit, birds, houses, trees, and dogs, surrounded by an undulatin grapevine, (thread losses, fading), 18 x 19 in., in a later molded birds-eye maple frame.

Note: Genealogical research finds that a girl matching the name and birthdate of Melona Mixter was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to Joseph and Persis Mixter.
Estimate $800-1,200

Six letters have lost some or all or their stiches

Keywords

Melona Mixter, Massachusetts, Persis Mixter, Joseph Mixter, Embroidery, Sampler

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