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Rare Needlework Sampler, Rebecca Wells, probably Burlington County, New Jersey, circa 1830
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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618
Rare Needlework Sampler, Rebecca Wells, probably Burlington County, New Jersey, circa 1830
Estimate
10,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Rebecca Wells, probably Burlington County, New Jersey, circa 1830
worked in silk threads on a linen ground with ribbon side borders; signed Rebecca Wells. In its original mahogany veneered frame; paper label in plastic sleeve on reverse with two slips inscribed in pencil Worked in 1806.
Height 17 in. by 17 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Good and Hutchinson, Antiquarians, Massachusetts, Tolland, April 10, 1984

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 35, fig. 56)

Catalogue Note

Rebecca's sampler has its original mahogany-veneered frame that is typical of pieces worked in this area, c.1825-1840. "Extract," the cross-stitched floral sprays, and the swan suggest Quaker instruction. A similar undated sampler, with the same verse and building, was in the Alexander W. Drake Collection (see The Delineator, September 1903, p . 300); also, Emma Dubel worked a piece with the same border and many similar motifs in 1831 (her sampler, formerly in the George A. Plimpton Collection, was sold at Skinner Galleries' Sale 1098, May 30, 1986, Lot 153).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York