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Rare and Important Needlework Sampler, Mary Antrim, Burlington Country, New Jersey, dated 1807
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 1,070,500 USD
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616
Rare and Important Needlework Sampler, Mary Antrim, Burlington Country, New Jersey, dated 1807
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 1,070,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare and Important Needlework Sampler, Mary Antrim, Burlington Country, New Jersey, dated 1807
Worked in silk and painted paper on linen; signed in the demi-lune Mary Antrim 1807, and in the sampler. In the original frame.
Height 17 in. by width 16 3/4 in.
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Provenance

The Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Sale at Sotheby's, sale 3595, lot 72, November 12, 1974

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 35, fig. 55)

Catalogue Note

Mary's sampler belongs to a recently recognized important group made by girls of Burlington County.Three almost identical pieces are dated 1804, and others are closely related. For Ann Folwill's similar sampler, see Sandra Brant and Elissa Cullman, Small Folk, p . 117. Mary Antrim (1795- 1884) was the daughter of John Antrim (1766-1849) and Sarah Rogers (1772-1815). She married Isaac Davis (1796-1884) on October 20, 1819.

Mary Antrim was one of eight children born to weaver John Antrim and his wife Sarah Rogers.  Mary was the second wife of Isaac Davis and they had nine children. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York