605
605
Needlework Sampler, Deborah Fox, Nine-Partners, Washington, Dutchess County, New York, dated 1803
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT
605
Needlework Sampler, Deborah Fox, Nine-Partners, Washington, Dutchess County, New York, dated 1803
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Needlework Sampler, Deborah Fox, Nine-Partners, Washington, Dutchess County, New York, dated 1803
Worked in silk on linen, inscribed Deborah Fox Nine-Partners 8th mo 10th 1803
Height 12 1/2 in. by width 16 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Joel and Kate Kopp, America Hurrah, New York, July 25, 1984.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 33, fig. 52)

Catalogue Note

Deborah's first and second alphabets are characteristic of Quaker instruction, and this bold, clean form was being worked at the Friends' schools in Ackworth and York, England, in the 1780s. However, its occurrence on American samplers in not known to predate 1800. The Friends' Nine Partners' Boarding School in Washington, Dutchess County, existed from December 1796 until 1857. The rule to mark napkins appears on a 1799 sampler naming this school(see Maine Antique Digest, February 1986 p. 7-D).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York