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August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Miniature Needlework Adam and Eve Sampler

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2669MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 11, 2013 10:00AM


Miniature Needlework Adam and Eve Sampler, "Dinah Johnston 1792," finely stitched silk threads on a linen gauze ground, depicting a pious verse over central Adam and Eve figures beside a tree with birds perched on the branches, surrounded by an assortment of motifs including cherubs with goblets, two hearts, baskets of fruit, potted plants, stags, dogs, and birds, enclosed in a zigzag vine border, (minor toning, a few minute losses on edges),6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in., unframed.

Provenance: Purchased from Bob Cleaves.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

The colors of the threads remain remarkably vibrant, it appears the sampler was possibly originally spot-glued on the corners and stitched onto paper, with a remnant of the paper remaining, two corners with small losses. There is also loss to the grey-blue border thread.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Eve Sampler, Miniature Needlework Adam