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

Rutland County, Vermont, Needlework Family Register Sampler

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


Rutland County, Vermont, Needlework Family Register Sampler, "Eveline Townsend aged 11 years, Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont...1836," stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, with rows of alphabets and numerals, the names of her father Samuel Townsend, her mother Lucy Townsend, her brother Norman Townsend, and her own name, town, and county; the bottom line is worked with her family's first initials stitched in reverse order, and the last letters of the alphabet with an additional "O," she also stitched the lower case "q" backward in both alphabets, (imperfections), 8 x 17 3/4 in., in a later frame.

Exhibitions: The First Effort of My Infant Hand: Early Vermont Samplers, The Bennington Museum, June 1997-November 1997.
Estimate $400-600

toning, fading, a few small brownish stains.
Evaline Townsend's parents are buried at Green Hill Cemetery, Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont. Their gravestones read:
-Townsend, Samuel, d. Apr. 29, 1872; age 75 yrs. 7 mos. 11 days
-Townsend, Lucy, w. of Samuel Townsend, d. Nov. 22, 1872;
age 73 yrs. 6 mos. 23 days


Samuel Townsend, Vermont, Rutland County, Lucy Townsend, Eveline Townsend, Norman Townsend, Bennington Museum, Green Hill Cemetery, Bennington County, Vermont, Rutland County, Vermont, Rutland, Vermont