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Needlework Sampler "Rebecca Adams,"

Auction:
2922M
Lot:
158
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$2,091$1,700

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

Description:

Needlework Sampler "Rebecca Adams," New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1788, stitched in silk or wool threads on a linen background, five lines of alphabet, single line of numbers with flowering bush, tree, heart, bird and cat, inside black border, stitched inscription reads: "Rebecca Adams/born July the 27th/1767/New Ipswich/September 13/1788," in a gilt frame, (lightly toned, minor spots), ht. 7 1/4, wd. 7 1/4 in.

Note: Rebecca Adams was born July 27, 1767, in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, to Deacon Ephraim Adams (1724-1797) and Rebekah Locke Adams (1735-1822). She married Abel Shedd (1769-1819) on October 22, 1793, and together they had six children. Rebecca died in Ringe, New Hampshire, on September 11, 1823.
Estimate $400-600


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

Rebecca Adams, Rebekah Locke Adams, Abel Shedd, Ephraim Adams, New Ipswich, Ringe, Adams, Embroidery, Sampler

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