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Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Content Hunt, Possibly Warren, Rhode Island, dated 1799
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 28,125 USD
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587
Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Content Hunt, Possibly Warren, Rhode Island, dated 1799
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 28,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Content Hunt, Possibly Warren, Rhode Island, dated 1799
Worked in silk stitches on a linen ground; signed Content Hunt Her Sampler June 24, 1799 in the 9 years of her age.
Height 23 in. by width 17 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. 6, fig. 45)

Literature

Betty Ring, Let Her Virtue Be a Guide to Thee, Rhode Island Historical Society, 1983, p. 232, fig. 117

Catalogue Note

This sampler is closely related to Rhode Island work and was possibly made under the instruction of Martha Pease Davis in Warren. Content Hunt (1791-1816) was the daughter of Samuel Hunt, Jr. (1766-1830) and Sally Walker (1771-1822) of Norton, Massachusetts.  She married Lemuel Perry on January 1, 1809, and died after giving birth to triplets.

Content Hunt was the oldest of nine children.  Her husband, Lemuel Perry became a justice after her death and in 1834 was one of the original trustees of the Wheaton Female Seminary.  They had six children, the last three triplets.  (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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