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Needlework Sampler

Auction:
2482
Lot:
41
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Needlework Sampler, "ANNE DRAPER HER WORK ENDED IN THE 11 YEAR OF HER AGE 1772," probably New England, wrought with silk threads on a linen ground, with rows of flowers, geometric borders, and alphabets, over the verses "Death at a Distance We But S-igh-r Fear/He Brings His Terrors as We Draw Near," and "I Have Heard And Have Been Told That A Vertuous[sic] Girl Is Worth Gold," the lower register depicting a brick house flanked by trees and birds, enclosed in a geometric floral border, (imperfections), 18 x 12 1/2 in., in original molded giltwood frame.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Fading, toning, stains, minor stitch losses on some geometric borders.

Keywords

ANNE DRAPER, New England, Embroidery, Fashion, Linen, Sampler

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