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Silk Needlework Family Registry

Auction:
2482
Lot:
520
Sold for:
$474$400

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

Description:

Silk Needlework Family Registry, Wrentham, Massachusetts, late 18th century, with ink inscriptions listing the vital statistics of Thomas Metcalf (b. August 13, 1749) and Jemima Ray (b. January 8, 1756), who were married January 25, 1776, and their eleven children, surrounded by a floral silk embroidered border, likely stitched by daughter Jemima, (b. May 6, 1785), with penciled inscription on reverse "For Clarence/Written by Jemimah Shepard his great grandmother," (minor toning and light stains), 12 x 11 1/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

Thomas Metcalf, Jemima Ray, Wrentham, Massachusetts, Embroidery, Needlework

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