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FINE AND RARE NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, NANCY BAKER, WARREN, RHODE ISLAND, DATED 1803
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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591
FINE AND RARE NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, NANCY BAKER, WARREN, RHODE ISLAND, DATED 1803
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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FINE AND RARE NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, NANCY BAKER, WARREN, RHODE ISLAND, DATED 1803
Worked in silk stitches on a linen ground; signed This Work/ Wrought at Warren/ By Nancy Baker/ July 25 1803/ In the Ninth year of/ her age.
Height 19 in. by width 16 in.
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Provenance

Acquired from descendants of the maker, June 6, 1982

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art  (p. 29, fig. 46); Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1830 (p. 230, fig. 114)

Catalogue Note

Attributed to the school kept in Warren by Newport-born widow Martha Pease Davis (1743-1806) from about 1790 until 1806. Nancy Baker (1795- 1&37) was the daughter of Warren shipmaster Jesse Baker, Jr. (1768- 1846) and Hannah Smith (1767- 1819). She married Leonard Horton (1797- 1836) of Rehoboth.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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