08-14-2011 08-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2558M Marlborough
August 14, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Woodbury, Vermont, Needlework Sampler

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


Woodbury, Vermont, Needlework Sampler, "Laura Judson Woodbury/August 25 1832 AD," worked in silk threads on a linen ground, with four rows of alphabets over a band of diamonds and numerals, the name and date line with the initials "ME," possibly the initials of Laura's teacher, the verse "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do[,] do it with thy might," (which is ironic as Mary left her sampler unfinished), over a corner block stitched with baskets, a tabletop set with a pair of candlesticks flanking a basket of fruit, a flowering vine and zigzag border, all enclosed by a leafy vine, (toning), 12 1/2 x 17 in., in a later red-painted reeded wood frame with bull's-eye corner blocks.

Exhibitions: The First Effort of My Infant Hand: Early Vermont Samplers, The Bennington Museum, June 1997-November 1997.
Estimate $150-250


Vermont, Laura Judson Woodbury, Woodbury, teacher, Bennington Museum