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Rare Flame-stitch Wallet Depicting African American Figures

Auction:
3022M
Lot:
400
Sold for:
$34,440$28,000

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

Description:

Rare Flame-stitch Wallet Depicting African American Figures, probably Massachusetts, mid-18th century, zigzag Irish stitch patterns in shades of green yellow and red, the inside lined with plum-colored glazed twill woven cloth, the edges with pink ribbon binding, laid stitch figure of an African American wearing a long red coat holding a tray with a wineglass on one side, and an African American woman in a long blue gown holding a brass hot water pot in one hand and a brass teapot in the other, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 5 5/8 in.

Provenance: Descended through the Lincoln family of Harwich, Massachusetts.
Estimate $10,000-15,000


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

Harwich, Lincoln, Clothing, Decorative arts, Lilo & Stitch, Pottery, Stitch, Teapot, Teaware, Visual arts

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