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Premier Auction - Session II - February 4, 2023

Sat, Feb 4, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 903

Large American Pictorial Needlework

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

probably Pennsylvania, 1826, center pious verse signed "Sarah Ellis 1826" within square reserve over park scene with domed building and seated female with trees, birds, and squirrel, surrounded by floral sprays and birds, floral vine inner border with satin ribbon outer border, rosettes in corner, probably original rosewood veneered frame with applied rosette corners, 30 x 28-1/2 in.

Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, The Theodore H. Kapnek Collection of American Samplers, January 31, 1981, lot 114; Private Collection, Middleburg, Virginia


pest damage to silk threads and major losses and wear to satin ribbon,  overall toning and losses to gauze ground especially to upper right and left borders, discoloration to silk due to fading and fugitive dyes, stitched to later muslin cover board backing, framed with cracks and wear to veneer, not examined out of frame