December 06, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


1793 Rockingham New Hampshire Signed Sampler

Rockingham, Concord County, New Hampshire, signed "Grace Stevens, Concord County Rockingham 1793" over two panels of finely embroidered flowers, ten rows of letters and verse above, silk on linen ground, in a rare period faux painted wood frame, 21-1/2 x 12 in., (sight), sleeve verso with photograph showing needlework with seated woman in living room; accompanied by copies of receipt from Stephen Score

Note: New Hampshire Birth and Christening Records list A Grace Stevens born in Concord Merrimack, New Hampshire to John and Sarah Stevens in July 1778.

Provenance:By descent in Barrows Family of Lowell and Fryeburg, Maine; Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts; Private Collection


slight browning to linen, some fading to embroidery, appears to be professionally mounted, not examined out of frame

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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