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Rare Needlework Sampler, Caty Field's, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Dated 1789
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7,00010,000
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589
Rare Needlework Sampler, Caty Field's, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Dated 1789
Estimate
7,00010,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Caty Field's, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Dated 1789
Worked in silk on Linen; inscribed (faintly) Caty Fields work Providence 1789.
Height 16 1/4 in. by width 10 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Edgar and Charlotte Sittig, Delaware-on-Shawnee, Pennsylvania

Literature

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroidery from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art, (p. 26-27, fig. 41)

Catalogue Note

This rather plain sampler by a seven-year-old is nonetheless a recognizable example from Mary Balch's school. Catherine (Caty)Field (c. 1782 - 1875) was the daughter of Lemuel Field (1750- 1836)and Rachel Downing (d. 1814) of Providence. She married merchant and paper hanger William James (c. 1778-1824) on November 19, 1810.

Catherine was one of six children. Her father Lemuel owned real estate in Providence. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber). 

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York