595
595
Rare Needlework Sampler, Sally Mumford, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1810
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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595
Rare Needlework Sampler, Sally Mumford, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1810
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Sally Mumford, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1810
Worked in silk stitches on a linen ground, signed at the bottom, Sally Mumford's work.
Height 11 1/2 in. by width 9 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, sale number 5357, June 28, 1985, lot 42.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 27, fig. 42)

Catalogue Note

Sally's sampler is attributed to Mary Balch's school in Providence for in design and technique it is closely related to the sampler made by Nabby Dexter twenty-five years earlier and to others worked in 1796 and 1797. Sarah (Sally ) Remington Mumford (1798- 1830) can be identified by schoolbooks that descended with her sampler. She was the first of twelve children born to Benjamin B. Mumford and Hannah Remington of Newport. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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