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Needlework Sampler

Auction:
2482
Lot:
523
Sold for:
$1,541$1,300

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

Description:

Needlework Sampler, "Lucretia Briggs Fordham aged 10 years July the 10 1834," Long Island, New York, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, with an alphabet and pious verses over a scene with flowers, trees and a beehive, surrounded by a geometric floral border, (fading, toning), 15 3/4 x 18 in.

Note: Lucretia Briggs Fordham was one of seven children born to Robert and Mary (Hedges) Forham who resided in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York. Lucretia was born on July 10, 1824. She married Daniel A. Eldridge January 2, 1850.
Estimate $700-900

Keywords

Lucretia Briggs Fordham, Mary (Hedges) Forham, Robert Forham, Sag Harbor, Daniel A. Eldridge January, Embroidery, Sampler

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