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Rare Needlework Sampler, Jane McFarlan, Philadelphia, dated 1814
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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639
Rare Needlework Sampler, Jane McFarlan, Philadelphia, dated 1814
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Jane McFarlan, Philadelphia, dated 1814
Worked in silk threads on a linen ground; signed Jane McFarlan Her work Done In The Year 1814.
Height 22 1/2 in. by width 22 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Salem, Massachusetts, March 1986

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art  (p. 38, fig. 63)

Catalogue Note

Jane's sampler belongs to an important group worked at an unknown Philadelphia school. The house, fence, three trees, and a couple with plumed hats are remarkably similar in nine examples dating from 1792 to 1813, and a number of closely related pieces are also known. Jane K. McFarlan (so named on the paper backing) has not been identified.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York