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Fine and Rare Silk Embroidered Sampler, Abigail Prince, Newburyport, Massachusetts, Dated 1801, Abigail Prince
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 USD
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Fine and Rare Silk Embroidered Sampler, Abigail Prince, Newburyport, Massachusetts, Dated 1801, Abigail Prince
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 98,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Fine and Rare Silk Embroidered Sampler, Abigail Prince, Newburyport, Massachusetts, Dated 1801, Abigail Prince
Worked in lustrous silk stitches on a linen ground; signed at center, Abigail Prince A.E. 1801.
Height 15 1/4 in. by width 21 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Garth's Auctions, April 5, 1983;

Stephen Score, Boston, Massachusetts

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideriees from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 12, fig. 18)

Catalogue Note

Abigail's sampler belongs to an important group worked in Newburyport from 1799 to 1806 (see ANTIQUES, September 1978, p. 545). Abigail Poor Prince (1788- before 1819) was the daughter of Ezekial Prince and Abigail Dresser of Newburyport. She married Benjamin Bucknam (b . 1781) of Falmouth on March 5,1810, and their third child was born in Eastport, Maine, in 1816. Bucknam married Abigail's sister Eliza Prince (b. 1800) on December 19, 1819.

After Abigail's death in 1818, he married her sister Elizabeth (1800-1876) on December 19, 1819, and they had four children. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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