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Rare Silk Embroidered and Velvet Appliqued Coat of Arms: Betsey Bolkom, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Dated 1806
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593
Rare Silk Embroidered and Velvet Appliqued Coat of Arms: Betsey Bolkom, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Dated 1806
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Silk Embroidered and Velvet Appliqued Coat of Arms: Betsey Bolkom, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Dated 1806
An impressive piece, worked with silk, chenille, velvet appliqus, gold and silver metallic threads on a silk ground. Inscribed on teh glass (probably replacement)
Height 18 3/4 inches; width 21 inches
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Provenance

Skinner's Auction Gallery, March, 1986, lot 208

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 60, fig. 143)

Catalogue Note

Betsy's coat of arms is a typical heraldic embroidery from Mary Balch's School in Providence (for another see Bolton and Coe, American Samplers, (PI. CXXIII). It is inscribed on the back: "Presented 2d August 1858 to WiIIiam Ebenezer Tyler. a memorial of his mother's taste and skill, by his affectionate father, William Tyler"
and "Received by Rebecca Stanley Tyler daughter of William Ebenezer Tyler. May 14, 1897." Betsy Bolkom (1790- 1822) was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the daughter of Jacob Bolkom and Tryphena Everett. She married William Tyler (1789- 1875), a cotton manufacturer of North Providence, on July 1, 1813. Their only child, William Ebenezer, was born April 20, 1822, and Betsy died on June 9.
Her Balch-school mourning embroidery also survives. It it now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (see Anita Schorsch, Mourning Becomes
America
, no. 34/126 ) .

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York