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Rare Needlework Sampler, signed Margaret Palfrey, Boston, Massachusetts, Dated 1739
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Rare Needlework Sampler, signed Margaret Palfrey, Boston, Massachusetts, Dated 1739
Estimation
12 00018 000
Lot. Vendu 12,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, signed Margaret Palfrey, Boston, Massachusetts, Dated 1739

Executed in silk stitches on a linen ground, with a verse in horizontal registers; Initialed and dated MP, A et Thirteen, 1739.

 


Height 12 1/4 in. by width 8 in.
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Provenance

H. Sandor Antiques, as advertised in The Magazine Antiques, November 1963, p.534.

Exposition

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York (pictured fig. 5, pg. 4)

Description

Margaret Palfrey was eighth among the twelve children of Boston sailmaker William Palfrey (1682-1766) and Abigail Briscow. She was born November 12, 1725; she married feltmaker William Cunningham (1722-1755) in the New South Church on November 15, 1744, and died before her father wrote his will on April 1, 1766. She had five children.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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