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Rare Needlework Sampler, Margaret Roome, New York, dated 1798
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603
Rare Needlework Sampler, Margaret Roome, New York, dated 1798
Estimate
10,00020,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Margaret Roome, New York, dated 1798
Worked in silk threads on a linen ground; signed Margaret Roome, Her Work Aged 10, years, April 12, 1798.
Height 16 3/4 in. by width 16 in.
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Provenance

Diane Wertz Stone House Antiques, Phoenix, Arizona, 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. 49)

Catalogue Note

Margaret's vine enclosed signature and Indian- pink border occur often on Pennsylvania samplers, but her Adam and Eve are worked in the manner of Colonial  New York pieces, and similar cherry pickers appear on a sampler by Christina Arcularius, which named New York in 1792 (New-York Historical Soctetv ). Margaret Roome (1788- 187?)dated her sampler on her tenth birthday. She was the daughter of William Roome (1764-1788) and Margaret Pray of New York. She married Caleb Stockton Halsted (1757-1827) on October 19, 1808 . They lived in Elizabethtown, New Jersey.

Margaret Roome married first Dr. Caleb Stockton Halsted (1757-1827).  They lived in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York