10-28-2012 10-28-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2618B Boston
October 28, 2012 10:00AMCalender

Needlework Sampler

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 28, 2012 10:00AM


Needlework Sampler, executed by Patty Ayer, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1792, worked in silk threads on a linen ground with rows of alphabets flanked by vertical strawberry vine and polychrome solid stitched borders above Patty's signature inscriptions "Haverhill May 12 Patty Ayer Born in the Year of our Lord 1782 This wrought in the 10 Year of age.," over a pious verse, baskets of flowers, and a "Boston band" of hexagonal/hourglass-shaped designs, 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 in., unframed.

Note: Patty Ayer was born May 12, 1782 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the child of Moses D. Ayer (1748-1820) and his first wife Martha "Patty" Kimball (c. 1849-1805). Patty Ayer died July 13, 1806, at the age of twenty-four.
Estimate $2,500-3,500


Patty Ayer, Martha "Patty" Kimball, Haverhill, Massachusetts, Essex County, Moses D. Ayer