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Needlework Sampler "Sally Ayer,"

Auction:
2922M
Lot:
152
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2922M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Needlework Sampler "Sally Ayer," Haverhill, Massachusetts, c. 1791, work in silk on a linen background composed of seven lines of alphabet and numbers, above the text "Haverhill August the 11 Sally Ayer/Born in the Year of our Lord 1780/This wrought in the 11 Year of age" and "Far Sooner could i/Reckon oer the sand/upon the ocan shore/each morn revising/what ive done i find/the account but new begun," edged with strawberry vines and geometric border on the sides and top, the bottom with trees, flowering bushes, birds, animals, a man and a deer, and a man and a woman, ht. 16 5/8, wd. 12 1/2 in.

Literature: This sampler is discussed and illustrated in Betty Ring Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850, Vol. I (Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1993) p. 142, fig. 126.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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.

Keywords

Alfred A. Knopf, Sally Ayer, Ayer, Embroidery, Haverhill, Massachusetts, Sampler, Haverhill

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