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Silk Needlework Picture

Auction:
2482
Lot:
521
Sold for:
$3,851$3,250

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

Description:

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.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

Martha Snow Trow, Massachusetts, Martha Trow, Andover, Hopkinton, Israel E. Herrick, merchant and lumber dealer, Henry Walker Herrick, artist , illustrator, Embroidery, Sampler, Silk

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