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Rare Needlework Adam and Eve Sampler, Mary De Grushe, New York, dated 1765
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
600
Rare Needlework Adam and Eve Sampler, Mary De Grushe, New York, dated 1765
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Adam and Eve Sampler, Mary De Grushe, New York, dated 1765

Worked in silk on linen; signed Mary De Grushe her work in the Year 1765. Some fading.  Height 11 1/4  in. by width 16 in.


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Provenance

Stanley E. Ochman, October 21, 1984.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 31, fig. 47)

Catalogue Note

Mary's sampler belongs to the only group of Colonial New York samplers yet identified. Similar pieces date from 1746 to 1768, and closely related examples were made until 1806 (see ANTIQUES, September 1983, p. 547). The linen ground is fully embroidered. Possibly, this girl was the Mary DeGrushee who married Edward King at Trinity Church in New York City on August 26, 1769.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York