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Silk Needlework Memorial Picture

Auction:
2468
Lot:
681
Sold for:
$533$450

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2468
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 09, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Silk Needlework Memorial Picture, America, early 19th century, done in silk threads on a silk ground, depicting a woman grieving beside a monument with printed lettering "Sacred to the Memory of Andrew Barton Esq. Died July 19th 1801. Aged 41 years.," with a weeping willow tree overhanging the monument, the picture with applied printed paper face and arms, urns, and a basket of flowers, (stains, light toning), 19 1/2 x 16 in., in a period molded wood frame with gilt liner.

Note: Genealogical research finds Andrew Barton was born on September 24, 1761 in Salisbury, Connecticut. He later moved to Waltham, Vermont, and married Polly Chalker, together they had five children. The Vermont Historical Gazetteer reported that Andrew Barton, Jr., Esq. was the first town clerk and treasurer.

Estimate $600-800

Light staining around perimeter, and willow branches, dark stain on monument.

Keywords

Andrew Barton, Connecticut, Salisbury, Waltham, Vermont, Polly Chalker, first town clerk and treasurer, treasurer, Barton, Silk

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