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Large Pictorial Silk Needlework Memorial

Auction:
2482
Lot:
57
Sold for:
$18,960$16,000

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

Description:

Large Pictorial Silk Needlework Memorial, probably Providence, Rhode Island, c. 1820, silk and chenille threads on a silk ground with watercolor on silk painted faces, depicting a landscape with a woman and young girl mourning beside an urn-topped monument inscribed "Consecrated to the remains of Mrs. Sarah J. Tillinghast, who was born August 6th, 1791 and departed this life February 18th, 1820. In the 29th year of her age"; (toning, fraying u.r. sky, foxmarks u.r. sky), 24 x 29 in., in the original molded giltwood frame with an eglomise mat.

Note: Sarah Julia (Seamans) Tillinghast was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She married Jeremiah Tillinghast on November 26, 1810, and resided in Providence, and together they had four children.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Appears to have been archiveally framed at some point, eglomise appears contemporary.

Keywords

Rhode Island, Sarah J. Tillinghast, Large Pictorial Silk Needlework Memorial, Pictorial Silk Needlework Memorial, Sarah Julia (Seamans) Tillinghast, Jeremiah Tillinghast, Providence, Rhode Island, Silk

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