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Rare Needlework Sampler, Eliza Coggeshall, Newport, Rhode Island, dated 1784
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Rare Needlework Sampler, Eliza Coggeshall, Newport, Rhode Island, dated 1784
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Details & Cataloguing

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Eliza Coggeshall, Newport, Rhode Island, dated 1784
Worked in silk on linen; signed Eliza, Coggeshall her work made in her 10th year 1784
Height 16 1/2 inches; width 12 1/4 inches
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Provenance

Carol and Stephen Huber, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, August 1980

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 24, fig. 38); Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1830 (fig. 27)

Catalogue Note

Eliza's sampler belongs to a well-balanced group known as the "elegant house" samplers of Newport, which appeared by 1773 and continued in modified form until 1835. Eliza Coggeshall (b. 1774) was the daughter of Billings Coggeshall (c. 1734-1810) and Lydia Hammett (1739-1829) of Newport. She married Peleg Kaighn on October 30, 1796.

They had eight Children. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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