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Needlework Sampler "Mary Ann Babcock,"

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
295
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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

Description:

Needlework Sampler "Mary Ann Babcock," Westerly, Rhode Island, 1826, stitched in worsted wool on a linen background, composed of six lines of alphabet and numbers above a white three-story house, "MARY ANN BABCOCKs SAMPLER 1826," and two blocks of verse, the bottom with stitched men and boys in black jackets and hats, bordered by flowering vines and birds, 17 1/4 x 16 in.

Provenance: Mary Ann Babcock married Benjamin Reynolds Champlin on September 22, 1842, and the sampler descended through the Champlin family until sold by Adelaide Zankee at Gould Auction, May 12, 2007.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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

Benjamin Reynolds Champlin, Mary Ann Babcock, Sybil Kern, Adelaide Zankee, Westerly, Babcock, Champlin, Embroidery, Sampler

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