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Rare Needlework Sampler, Miss Elizabeth Stymets, New York City, circa 1786
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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601
Rare Needlework Sampler, Miss Elizabeth Stymets, New York City, circa 1786
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Miss Elizabeth Stymets, New York City, circa 1786
Fully worked with silk on linen; signed along the bottom, Miss Elizabeth Stymets Her Work 10 years (date removed).
height 15 1/2 in. by width 20 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Kay Beardsley.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 31, fig. 48)

Catalogue Note

Probably, it was Elizabeth who removed the date of her sampler in later life. Her work belongs to the above-mentioned New York group, and a very similar piece was made by Mary Youle in 1786 (see Sotheby's important American Furniture and Folk Art , Sale 5228, December 8, 1984, Lot 145. Possibly, this girl was the Elizabeth Stymets who married James Smith in Trinity Church parish on April
30, 1796.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York