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Rare Needlework "White Dove" Sampler, Persis K. Dana, Deerfield, Massachusetts, dated 1795
Estimate
6,0008,000
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509
Rare Needlework "White Dove" Sampler, Persis K. Dana, Deerfield, Massachusetts, dated 1795
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Rare Needlework "White Dove" Sampler, Persis K. Dana, Deerfield, Massachusetts, dated 1795
Worked in silk on linen, a borderless example.
Height 11 3/4 in. by width 11 5/8 in.
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Provenance

Huber & Dana, July 3, 1988.

Literature

Ring, Betty, Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850, (Alfred A. Knopf: New York), 1993, vol. I, p. 147.

Catalogue Note

A borderless, balanced example was worked by Molly Billings in 1791. (See Antiques and the Arts Weekly, September 16, 1988 p. 152). Celendai Cram worked a pattern very similar to this one in 1805.  Persis Kibbe Dana (b. 1786) was the daughter of the Honorable Daniel Dana (1760-1839) and Persis Kibbe (1769-1835). Persis was born in Enfield, Connecticut. In 1797, her family moved to Guildhall, Vermont, where she married Thomas Carlisle (1781-1844). They lived in Lancaster, New Hampshire.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York