June 24 & 25, 2022: 42nd Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction
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BRITISH PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, upper half with a seven-row verse, lower half with various pictorial motifs including a central potted plant having two birds perched on branches, flanked by two castle-type buildings surrounded by trees, hearts, crowns, plants, and dogs, signed "Elizabeth Berryman / Aged / 11 ys / 1835", all surrounded by a scrolling vine border. Housed under glass in a period birdseye maple veneer frame.

Condition: Thread in very good visual condition with minimal fading and fugitive color, possibly one or a few minor losses, linen with several scattered holes, a few stains and spots, frame with wear, surface scratches, some losses to veneer, glue reinforcement to corners. Not examined out of frame.

Circa : Dated 1835.

Item Dimensions: 11 7/8" x 14 7/8" sight, 15 3/8" x 18 1/4" OA.

Provenance : From a Harrisonburg, VA collection.

Estimate : 200 - 300
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $230.85
Estimate: $200.00 - $300.00
Number Bids:10