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Needlework Memorial for Harriet Davenport

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
279
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Needlework Memorial for Harriet Davenport, Harriet Piere at Miss Tolman's School, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1813, depicting a woman dressed in mourning clothes facing a monument with an urn above inscribed "In Memory of/Miss Harriet Davenport who departed/this life Decr 12th 1813 AE 24," a second similar monument to the left reads "In Memory of/Miss Mary Glover Pierce, who/departed this life Septr. 1st 1825/AE 13.," with embroidered trees in the background and flowered lawn in the foreground, eglomise mat with gilt lettering "Wrought by Miss Harriet Piere AE 12 at Miss Tolman's school," in a molded gilt and gold-painted frame, (sight) ht. 12 3/8, wd. 13 1/4 in.

Note: Genealogical sources document Harriet Davenport born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, November 16, 1789, and died in Dorchester, December 15, 1813.
Estimate $800-1,200

Minor fading to silk, paint flaking from eglomise mat, frame is gold painted and has gesso losses.


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

Mary Glover Pierce, Harriet Davenport, Harriet Piere, Dorchester, Dorchester, Boston, Genealogy, Harriet, Neighborhoods in Boston

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