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August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Schoolgirl Silk Needlework Map of Boston Harbor

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


Schoolgirl Silk Needlework Map of Boston Harbor, "Work'd by Sally Dodge at Mrs. Rowsons [School] Medford Feb'y 27 1800," stitched with silk threads on a silk ground, with a blue banner at the top inscribed "BOSTON HARBOR," and a Federal-style eagle at lower left with a banner inscribed "E PLURIBUS UNUM" in its beak, above her signature and a panoply, (imperfections),24 1/2 x 20 1/2 in., in a molded wood frame.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

The silk ground is toned to a golden yellow and has several lines of fraying on the top third, and a few lines of fraying to the center third of the work. The work may have had a mat at some point in time causing the lighter color around the edges.

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Silk Needlework, Boston Harbor, Sally Dodge