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Rare Needlework Sampler, Mary A. Reding, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dated 1824
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 86,500 USD
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563
Rare Needlework Sampler, Mary A. Reding, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dated 1824
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 86,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Mary A. Reding, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dated 1824
Worked in vivid silk threads on a linen ground; signed Mary A. Reding, Portsmouth April 3, 1824.
Height 14 1/2 in. by width 13 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Mrs. Thomas A. Lawton, Providence, Rhode Island.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 20, fig. 30, catalogue cover)

Catalogue Note

Mary's sampler, and her sister's are remarkably similar to typical Portland, Maine samplers of this period and no related Portsmouth ones have yet appeared. Occasionally, girls named their hometowns on their samplers regardless of where they went to school. This may have been the case here; or it may be determined that Portland styles influenced the designs of an unknown Portsmouth teacher (see the Portland sampler of Mary Ann Morton, 1820, in Glee Krueger, A Gallery of American Samplers, p . 58). Mary Ann Reding was the daughter of Portsmouth rope maker Charles Reding (1781-1838) and Phebe (1779-1848). Her undated marking sampler, worked at age nine, is in the Moffat-Ladd House in Portsmouth.

Mary's mother was Phebe Ham (1779-1848). (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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