Lot 4244
  • 4244

Important Cut Silkwork Flower Picture, Philadelphia, circa 1800

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
Sold
212,500 USD
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Description

  • Important Silkwork Flower Picture
  • Silkwork
double-handled urn of flowers with a rabbit, deer and a butterfly, comprised of thousands of small pieces of multi-colored silk and housed in its original black-painted shadow-box frame.

Catalogue Note

Of unusual construction, this textile is closely related to the Hannah Deaves silkwork picture that sold in these rooms Important Americana, January 23, 2005, sale 8053, lot 933. At the time the Deaves picture was the only example of this type known. Though without provenance, the present picture survives in a fine state of preservation, and includes a butterfly not present in the Deaves picture.
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