October 03, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Rare 1822 New Bedford Massachusetts Needlework

stitched "Performed by Rebecca Wood, New Bedford, 1 mo 21 1822/ Aged 13 Years", under six alphabetic bands and six line verse, fine floral border with cornucopias of flowers below signature, silk on linen, 21-1/2 x 20-1/2 in.; painted wood frame, 22-1/4 x 21-1/4 in.

Note: A very similar sampler sold at Sotheby's Auctions, Important Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring, January 22, 2012, Lot 543.  Both embroideries have similar floral borders with cornucopias and both are signed "Preformed by". For more information, please see:https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/important-american-schoolgirl-embroideries-the-landmark-collection-of-betty-ring-n08832/lot.543.html

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Dudley and Constance Godfrey


edges adhered to board backing, appears to have been folded in storage for some time before framing, stitch loss confined to letters primarily to central alphabetic band, toning to linen, abrasions to frame

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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