Needlework Sampler "Caroline B. Sherburne,"
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
- Date / Time :
- August 12, 2018 10:00AM
Needlework Sampler "Caroline B. Sherburne," Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1826, worked in silk threads on a linen ground, composed of seven alphanumeric rows above a sawtooth-defined register with pious verse, maker's name, age, location, and date, inscribed below "Wrought at E. Robinson's School," within a pictorial register with two Federal houses, trees, a "Cameleopard [Giraffe]" and a "Lion," three-sided vine border, 16 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (sight), in a molded part-ebonized and parcel-gilt frame.
Literature: For an overview of Portsmouth samplers, their makers, and the extensive network of schools and teachers, see In Female Worth and Elegance, by John F. LaBranche and Rita F. Conant, Peter E. Randall publisher, 1996. There, "E Robinson" is listed as a teacher known from a sampler worked in 1829 by Francis Whidden, now at Strawbery Banke Museum.
The Collection of Gail & Don Piatt
Fading, but no obvious holes or repairs.
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