08-14-2011 08-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2558M Marlborough
August 14, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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Federal Silk Needlework and Watercolor Picture of Moses in the Bulrushes

$948$800
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Federal Silk Needlework and Watercolor Picture of Moses in the Bulrushes, "Mary J.M. Kaleb" early 19th century, stitched with silk and chenille threads on a silk ground with watercolor features, sky and background, the central oval reserve depicting the biblical story with classically dressed women and baby Moses in a verdant landscape, with a monument in the background bearing the maker's signature in the pediment, with silk-stitched bowknotted flower garland above the scene and cornucopias below; (minor toning, light stains, some small frayed lines and a few repairs to fraying l.c.), 24 1/2 x 20 3/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Keywords

Moses