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Lot 577: American Needlework Sampler, 1836
September 14, 2013
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
American Needlework Sampler, 1836
likely Mt. Vernon, Illinois, worked in silk on linen and inscribed "Ilberry / Susan Payne's Sampler / wrought in the 11th year of her / age A.D. 1836 * The fashion of / this world passeth away." With floral band border and floral register surmounting alphabet rows. Housed in antique mahogany frame with gilt fillet.
SS 15.75 x 16.5 in.; DOA 19.75 x 20.5 i.
Estate of the late Louise Thomas, Winston-Salem, NC
Very good condition given age; outside edges of border with tack holes from an earlier framing; two areas of old tape to reverse. Examined out of frame.