Lot 228
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Rare Large-Scale Needlework Sampler, Sarah Choate, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1786

6,000 - 8,000 USD
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  • Rare Large-Scale Needlework Sampler
  • Silk
  • 25 by 21 1/2 inches
  • 1786
Worked with silk threads on a linen ground with bands of alphabets and wide band of Tudor roses (loss at center). Signed Sarah Choate Born April 7 (date removed) this sampler wrought 1786. Below, baskets of flowers, deer, goose, barking dogs and strawberries. Some losses at center.


For comparison and further information see Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroidery, Vol. I, pp. 114-115, fig. 126.