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Rare Needlwork Sampler, Sophia Meylin, Mary Reed's School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Dated 1824
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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647
Rare Needlwork Sampler, Sophia Meylin, Mary Reed's School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Dated 1824
Estimate
10,00015,000
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 Needlwork Sampler, Sophia Meylin, Mary Reed's School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Dated 1824
Worked in silk threads on a linen ground with ribbon border; signed Sophia Meylin a Daughter of John and Sophia Meylin was born May 29th 1810 and made this Sampler in the 15th year of her age in Mary Reed's school in the year of our Lord 1824.
Height 18 in. by width 22 1/4 in.
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Exhibited

American Needlwork Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 47, fig. 79)

Catalogue Note

Sophia worked a similar sampler, also naming Mary Reed, in the same year (Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania). Her teacher was probably Mary Reed (c . 1762-1829) of Lancaster, who mentioned "Needlework of all kinds, and plain Sewing"  when advertising her school in Lancaster's Intelligencer & Weekly Advertiser of May 12, 1807. At present, all known samplers naming Mary Reed are dated 1824.

Sophia Meylin was born on May 29, 1810 and died on March 9, 1837, shortly after her marriage to Henry Stentz (1808-1879) on January 29, 1837.  She made an almost identical sampler in the same year. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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