Silk Needlework Picture
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Silk Needlework Picture, "Sampler wrought by Martha Trow at School in Charleston Mass. 1815," worked in silk threads on a linen ground with hand-painted faces depicting a boy and girl holding hands surrounded by flowers and trees, the inscription above written on backboard, 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in., in a later molded oak frame. Provenance: Family descent.
Note: Martha Snow Trow was born July 17, 1793 at Andover, Massachusetts. She married Israel E. Herrick., possibly of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, who was a country merchant and lumber dealer. They were the parents of artist, illustrator, and engraver Henry Walker Herrick.