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Fine Needlework Sampler, Eunice Winchester, Salem, Massachusetts, dated 1805
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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524
Fine Needlework Sampler, Eunice Winchester, Salem, Massachusetts, dated 1805
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Fine Needlework Sampler, Eunice Winchester, Salem, Massachusetts, dated 1805
Delicately worked in silk stitches on a linsey-woolsey ground with floral vines rising from cornucopia and an urn, at center bands of alphabets and numerals and a pious verse; signed Eunice Winchester is my name and with/ my had I have wrought the same in/ The 10th year of my Age. Salem, November 14th 1805 born December 11th 1795.
Height 22 1/4 in. by width 15 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Childs Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, August 1977

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 10, fig. 14)

Catalogue Note

This sampler is typical of many pieces worked on linsey-woolsey in the North Shore region of Massachusetts. An almost identical one was made by Phebe Willson in 1807 and names Danvers (see Sotheby Parke Bernet, Americana, sale 4709Y, October 23, 1981, Lot 255). Eunice Winchester was born in Danvers, the daughter of Caleb B. Winchester and Elizabeth. On December 28, 1816, she married Henry Cook (b. 1793).

 Eunice Winchester (1795-1872) married Henry Cook (1793-1875) an exporter of soap, in 1816.  She was instrumental in organizing and was the first president of the Ladies Association within the South Church in Danvers.  It began with the intention of raising funds for the purpose of buying an organ for the new church, but under her leadership the focus soon turned to raising funds for numerous causes including the support of many missionaries in the Midwest. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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