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Lot 1: FINE OHIO SAMPLER.Platinum House
November 26, 2010
Delaware, OH, USALive Auction
FINE OHIO SAMPLER.
Sarah Owens, Newark, Licking County, 1839, silk on linen. The deeply arcaded borders, diamond lower border, bluebirds in pots of flowers, outlined hearts, paired birds with berried branches, the verse, the signage placement and style are design elements found on two other samplers made by Newark residents one of whom, Caroline Oliver (Seymour), is credited with being the instructor. Good colors on clean ground. In a frame, 20 1/2"h. 20"w.
Sarah was the oldest child of a Virginia couple, Woodford and Margrett Owens. The Owens had settled in Newark by the time of Sarah's birth in 1830. Her father was a wealthy businessman and is listed in the 1850 census as a saddler worth $8,000.
See Studebaker's Ohio Is My Dwelling Place", pgs. 164-166 and fig. 149 for an image of this sampler.
Small stains in upper corner, small hole in ground in opposite lower corner.
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