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Rare Needlework Sampler, Lydia Doggett, Newburyport, or Attleboro, Massachusetts, dated 1783
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LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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Rare Needlework Sampler, Lydia Doggett, Newburyport, or Attleboro, Massachusetts, dated 1783
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Lydia Doggett, Newburyport, or Attleboro, Massachusetts, dated 1783
Worked in silk on linen; inscribed Lydia Doggett November the 8 1783.
Height 21 1/2 in. by width 15 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Theodore H. Kapnek, a sale at Sotheby's, January 31, 1981, sale number 4581Y, lot 52.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroidery from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 28, fig. 44)

Literature

The Magazine Antiques, April 1963, p. 371.

Catalogue Note

The layered format of Lydia's sampler and especially the upper section with a streaky sky suggest that it was a forerunner of all important group made in Bristol, Rhode Island, in the 1790s (see Betty Ring, Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee, pp. 212, 222). Lydia Doggett (1775-1844) was the daughter of Nathaniel Doggett (1747-1828) and Beulah Dryer (1747-1827) of Attleboro, Massachusetts, and later of Westmoreland, New Hampshire. She married Jonathan Cole III (1776-1848) of Westmoreland on August 8, 1793, and early in the nineteenth century they settled in West Stockholm, St. Lawrence County, New York.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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