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2743T Marlborough
August 4, 2014 02:00 PM - August 11, 2014 04:00 PMCalender

Miniature Needlework Sampler

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2743T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 04, 2014 2:00PM


Miniature Needlework Sampler, Fanny Babcock, c. 1786, worked in blue thread on a linen ground, lettered "FANNY BABCOCK/HER SAMPLER," with her birth date, further lettered "SARAH KIRTLAND" and dated "1786" below, (toned, small hole c.r.), sight size 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in., in a beaded veneer frame.

Note: There are records of a Fanny Babcock born in 1779, in Saybrook, Connecticut, to Samuel Babcock and Rachel Conklin. She married Daniel Babcock, and died in 1859, at age 80.
Estimate $200-300

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Fanny Babcock, Rachel Conklin, Samuel Babcock, Connecticut, Saybrook, Daniel Babcock