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Needlework Sampler

Auction:
2431
Lot:
870
Sold for:
$652$550

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

Description:

Needlework Sampler, "Wrought by Eliza Porter AEt 12 years," probably New England, early 19th century, wrought with silk threads on a linen gauze ground, with floral border surrounding rows of alphabets over panels of fruit, a verse "The youth with gratest talents born/Is rough while unrefin'd/Learning will every soul adorn/And polish every mind.," above a floral panel, unfinished, (toning, fading), 18 x 15 in., in a later giltwood frame.


Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Eliza Porter, New England, Embroidery, Gauze, Linen, Sampler

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