March 01, 2017 05:00 PM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Two Large-Scale Silk Embroideries

American, early 20th century, depicting Mill #1 and Mill #2 of the Plymouth Cordage Company (1825-1965) Plymouth, Massachusetts, one with "Hurrah for the Work" on a bottom green banner, silk on silk ground, both 34 x 16 in., painted wood frames Note: The Plymouth Cordage Company was the largest rope maker in the nation during the height of the sailing ships., needlework with "Hurrah" has 9 in. vertical tear on silk ground, both with losses and fraying on edges, extensive staining, fading and loose in frames

Provenance:Said to be collection of Herbert Hemphill, Jr., founder of the American Folk Art Museum

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