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Needlework Sampler "Betsy Evans,"

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3417T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 03, 2020 12:00PM


Needlework Sampler "Betsy Evans," Marblehead, Massachusetts, c. 1790, stitched in worsted wool on a linen background with two lines of alphabet and five lines of verse, above a scene of a man in a brown jacket and a woman in a pink gown flanking a fruit tree, and the inscription "Betsy Evans's Sampler 1790," in a period molded and black-painted frame, ht. 17 7/8, wd. 14 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Areas of loss in the alphabet lines and in the white sky background at the top of the tree. Linen toned overall. No obvious holes or evidence of repair.

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Betsy Evans, Marblehead