03-04-2012 03-04-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2585B Boston
March 4, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Large Needlework Sampler;

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2585B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 04, 2012 11:00AM


Large Needlework Sampler; "Abigail Walker AE't 11 Y/1796" possibly Quincy, Massachusetts, area, worked in silk threads on a linen ground with rows of alphabets over a pious verse and borders of ladies, and birds on a tree, and potted flowering plants, enclosed on three sides with a sawtooth border and a wide geometric chain border with stylized flower motifs, (toning, fading, scattered stitch losses), 21 x 15 1/2 in. (sight), in a later molded wood frame.

Literature: A sampler with similarities in composition is illustrated in American Samplers, by Bolton & Coe, originally published by the Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Massachusetts, 1921, on p. 81. The sampler was made by a girl from Quincy, Massachusetts.
Estimate $300-500

Some of the stitching to the white portion of the sawtooth border is missing.


Massachusetts, Quincy, Abigail Walker AE, Society of the Colonial Dames of America