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Catherine Congdon Needlework Sampler

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
336
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Catherine Congdon Needlework Sampler, Newport, Rhode Island, 1773, stitched in worsted wool on a linen background, five lines of alphabet and numbers interspersed with lines of text, people, animals, and trees, within a meandering flower and vine border emanating from a pair of urns at the base, signed "CATHERINE/CONGDON/Born March 31/in Charlston 1758/and made this/at NewPort/Rhodeisland/1773," in a rosewood veneer frame with gilt liner, ht. 16, wd. 12 in. (sight).

Provenance: A Westerly estate; Christie's, June 16, 1999, Lot 5; Susan and Mark Laracy, Sotheby's, January 20, 2007, Lot 111; Stephen and Carol Huber, January 20, 2007.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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.

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