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3022M Marlborough
August 13, 2017 10:00AMCalender

Mourning Needlework for Hannah Talbot

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3022M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 13, 2017 10:00AM


Mourning Needlework for Hannah Talbot, Mary Talbot, Balch School, Providence, Rhode Island, late 18th/early 19th century, designed as a willow tree above an urn-topped memorial to the deceased Hannah Talbot (d. March 24, 1795, at age 20), in an ebonized and gilt eglomise mat inscribed along the lower edge "Wrought by Mary Talbot," in a gilt frame with ropetwist carving, overall 12 3/4 x 17 in.

Literature: For similar mourning pieces, see Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroidery, Volume I, pp. 186-87, figs. 213-214.

Provenance: Northeast Auctions, August 8, 2010, Lot 837.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Hannah Talbot, Betty Ring