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Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Cordelia L. Bennet, New York, dated 1807
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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609
Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Cordelia L. Bennet, New York, dated 1807
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York

Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Cordelia L. Bennet, New York, dated 1807
Worked in silk stitches on an all-over worked ground, inscribed Cordelia L. Bennet is my name and New York is my Dwelling Place and Christ is my salvation, dated 1807.
Height 19 1/2 in. by width 22 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Mrs. Jonathan Amory Haskell, New York;

Joe Kindig, York, Pennsylvania, June 1965;

The Theodore H. Kapnek sale at Sotheby's, sale number 4531Y, January 29, 1981, lot 50.

Exhibited

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1934 Loan Exhibition of New York State Furniture; American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 32, fig. 51)

Catalogue Note

Like the earlier New York Biblical samplers, this piece is worked entirely over the ground. It is not certain which of her samplers Cordelia Bennet worked first; they were separated more than fifty years ago.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York