Important Cut Silkwork Flower Picture, Philadelphia, circa 1800
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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- Important Silkwork Flower Picture
double-handled urn of flowers with a rabbit, deer and a butterfly, comprised of thousands of small pieces of multi-colored silk and housed in its original black-painted shadow-box frame.
Of unusual construction, this textile is closely related to the Hannah Deaves silkwork picture that sold in these rooms Important Americana, January 23, 2005, sale 8053, lot 933. At the time the Deaves picture was the only example of this type known. Though without provenance, the present picture survives in a fine state of preservation, and includes a butterfly not present in the Deaves picture.