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686
Needlework Sampler, Jean Milne, Scotland, dated 1831
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT
686
Needlework Sampler, Jean Milne, Scotland, dated 1831
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Needlework Sampler, Jean Milne, Scotland, dated 1831
Worked in wool and silk on a linen ground; signed Jean Milne Aged 10 August 16, 1831.
Height 15 3/4 in. by width 16 in.
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Provenance

Dutch Door Antiques, Houston, Texas

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 53, fig. 90)

Catalogue Note

Samplers embroidered with wool are uncommon to America for the year 1831, and the many family initials are a frequently found Scotch characteristic . Framing needlework with the gilded inner frame beneath the glass, as found here, was rarely done in America during this period, although it occurs in Philadelphia in the eighteenth century (fig. 62). (For an illustrated explanation of this British practice,
see Joan D. Dolmetsch, "Colonial America's Elegantly Framed Prints,"ANTIQUES, May 1981, pp. 1108-1110.) The original frame retains the label of A. F. HENDER SON/ Picture Frame Maker,/ 40 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York