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2585B Boston
March 4, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Small Needlework Sampler

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


Small Needlework Sampler, "Dolly Woodis," probably Massachusetts, late 18th/early 19th century, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, with rows of alphabets above bands of flowers and geometric designs, (toning), 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in., unframed.

Provenance: The sampler was found in the 1970s, in the home of a relative of Mary Elizabeth Sawyer (Mary of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb") of Sterling, Massachusetts, (Sterling was once part of Lancaster).
Estimate $300-500


Massachusetts, Mary Elizabeth Sawyer, Sterling, Lancaster