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Rare Needlework Sampler, Sarah Groff, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1797
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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626
Rare Needlework Sampler, Sarah Groff, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1797
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Sarah Groff, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1797
Worked in silk threads on a linen ground; worked with a family record signed Sarah Groff/ the Daughter/ of John and Deborah Groff was born the 17th Day of March 1785...
Height 21 in. by width 16 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Malcolm Stearns, Jr., Hobart House, Haddam, Connecticut, April 12, 1976.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 37, fig. 61)

Catalogue Note

On this more elaborate sampler, Sarah included her deceased brother Thomas among her siblings.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York