June 24 & 25, 2022: 42nd Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction
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LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, seven alphabet and numeral rows above four-line verse of "This needle-work of mine can tell / When I a child was learned well / And by my Parents I was taught / Not to spend my time for naught", bottom signed "Lois Newhall Aged 13 / Years Lynn September / 2 day 1808" within an ovoid frame flanked by floral motifs, encompassed by a sawtooth frame, all four sides with an embroidered scrolling floral border including two cornucopias in the lower corners. Housed under glass in a later wood frame.

Condition: Good visual condition with light toning to linen, some stains and holes including to right of the verse, most thread with fading and fugitive color, scattered losses and breaks to thread notably to border, frame with some wear and surface scratches, glass with significant crack. Green tracings in border with losses to thread and/or unfinished embroidery, as made. Not examined out of frame.

Circa : Dated 1808.

Item Dimensions: 16" x 15 5/8" sight, 20 1/8" x 19 5/8" OA.

Provenance : From the needlework collection of Helen Sutton, Dallas, TX.

Estimate : 300 - 500

Catalog Note : Catalogue Note: Identified as Lois Newhall of Lynn, Essex Co., MA, who was born on December 13, 1794 to parents Timothy Newhall (1766-1799) and Lois Hitchins. Lois married Henry Williams (b. 1789) of Lynn in 1818, and they had seven children. The couple is listed on the 1850 U.S. Federal Census for Lynn, MA under dwelling no. 1583 and family no.3234, living with four adult children and the husbands of daughters Lucy and Lois. On that census, "Cordwainer" noted for the occupation of Henry, son Thomas, and son-in-law Ebenezer Cash. Lois died at age 75 on December 28, 1869 and is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, MA alongside her husband.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $546.75
Estimate: $300.00 - $500.00
Number Bids:15