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Rare Dresden Work Sampler, Susanna Meyer, Philadelphia, dated 1787
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LOT SOLD. 34,375 USD
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Rare Dresden Work Sampler, Susanna Meyer, Philadelphia, dated 1787
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 34,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Dresden Work Sampler, Susanna Meyer, Philadelphia, dated 1787
Worked in linen on linen with silk ribbon border; inscribed Susanna Meyer Her work, 1787.
Height 18 3/4 in. by width 17 1/2 in.
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Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 37, fig. 62)

Catalogue Note

Susanna's Dresden work sampler represents a form that was evidently peculiar to Philadelphia, c. 1760-1800, although, beginning in the 1750s, instruction in Dresden work (also called Berlin work) was advertised by many schools throughout the country. The decorative ribbon is typical of the region, and Philadelphia samplers and silk embroideries were being bordered with silk ribbon in the 1720s and 1730s. This piece is rare for having survived in its original deep Philadelphia frame with sanded-gold liner .

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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