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Rare Needlework Sampler, Hannah Carlile, Probably Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, dated 1796
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 122,500 USD
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Rare Needlework Sampler, Hannah Carlile, Probably Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, dated 1796
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 122,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Hannah Carlile, Probably Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, dated 1796
Worked in richly colored silk stitches on a linen ground; signed Hannah Carlile's Work, 1796.
Height 15 3/4 in. by width 16 in.
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Provenance

Joyces Bowes, Summer, 1972

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 27, fig. 43);

Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1830 (p. 151, fig. 59)

Catalogue Note

The basket of fruit relates this sampler to both samplers and silk embroideries from Mary Balch's School, but no other Providence samplers with the same strawberry border have been found. Hannah Carlile (1783-1805) was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of Captain Thomas Carlile (c. 1755-1785) and Phebe Aborn (1761-1788). She was married in Providence to Dr. John Mathewson Eddy (1780-1817) on October 7, 1804.

Hannah's father married a second time to Mary Ann Dexter in 1814, he died in Cuba in 1817.  (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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