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Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Sacred to the Memory of Caleb Torrey, Nancy Torrey, Abby Wright's School, South Hadley, Massachusetts, Dated 1809
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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532
Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Sacred to the Memory of Caleb Torrey, Nancy Torrey, Abby Wright's School, South Hadley, Massachusetts, Dated 1809
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Sacred to the Memory of Caleb Torrey, Nancy Torrey, Abby Wright's School, South Hadley, Massachusetts, Dated 1809
Elegant and charming, worked in silk, with ink on paper; inscribed on the glass.
Height 18 1/2 in. by width 15 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. 77, fig. 126)

Catalogue Note

Nancy Torrey was the oldest of four children born to Caleb Torrey and Mary Miller (1773-1855).  She married cotton manufacturer Jarvis Deane and they had at least two children. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York