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Rare Needlework Sampler, Phebe Wood, Danvers, Massachusetts, dated 1796
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Rare Needlework Sampler, Phebe Wood, Danvers, Massachusetts, dated 1796
Estimate
20,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 53,125 USD
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Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Phebe Wood, Danvers, Massachusetts, dated 1796
Worked in brilliantly colored silk stitches on a linen ground, with all-over stitching in the borders centering bands of alphabets and a verse; signed Phebe Wood, work'd this in the tenth, Year of her age 1796.
Height 16 1/2 in. by width 11 3/4 in.
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Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 10, fig. 13)

Catalogue Note

Phebe Wood (1787-1821) was the daughter of Israel Wood (c. 1759-1834) and Phebe Proctor (c. 1762-1802) of Danvers. She married Elijah Upton (b. 1785) on July 2, 1809.  He was a tanner and currier by trade and in 1809 engaged in the manufacture of glue.  In both departments he did a large business and accumulated a handsome fortune.  He was a great inventor and gave liberally to public charities and supported temperance reform and missionary work.  He was an invalid for many years.  They had one child Elijah Wood Upton (1811-1881) who received an excellent academic education including studies abroad. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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