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Miniature Needlework Sampler

Auction:
3222B
Lot:
84
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3222B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 02, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Miniature Needlework Sampler, Esther Shove, Marblehead, Massachusetts, dated 1785, seven lines of white thread alphabet and numbers with the date "1785" stitched on a fine linen background, in a molded and gray-painted frame, sampler ht. 3 3/8, wd. 3 in.

Provenance: Collection of Madeline Fisher.

Note: The maker is identified in a photocopy of an old label accompanying the sampler.
Estimate $400-600


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

Madeline Fisher, Esther Shove, Marblehead, Embroidery, Linen, Sampler, Textile arts

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