Applique and Embroidery Still Life, Fruits and Birds
19th Century - SOLD
Birds, baskets of cherries and strawberries; grapes, pineapple, melon and other fruits worked in cut and applied wool with embroidered detail. (The period frame measures 23 by 19.25"; view: 20.5 by 16.75")
384-48 - SOLD
Needlework, Nutter Family Record
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Wrought by Mary Nelson Nutter, May 1826, Aged 10
Silk on linen in excellent condition; in original frame.
Dimensions: 29 by 30" frame, 24 by 25" sight-size.
Treat Family Record, Needlework, Embroidery
Wrought by Adeline Treat at Miss Cornwall's 1832
This neatly wrought work is mounted within a simple veneered frame that appears to be original; the work remains in excellent condition.
Miss Cornwall's School for Young Ladies was run by Anna Cornwall at 1200 Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut; taught from 1824-1827; specialized in garlands, finely embroidered flowers and trees.
(Dimensions: 20.5 by 20.5" frame, 16.75 by 16.75" sight-size.)
Needlework, The Story of Abraham
18th Century English Canvas Work
Wool on canvas - SOLD
This anonymous work is most likely copied form a print source and tells the story of Abraham. He is depicted in the center with Hagar, his wife's handmaiden, by who he fathered the child Ishmael (Sarah's idea) who she is holding by the hand. Sarah, his wife, standing under the tent holding her son Isaac by the hand, waves them aside. Banished to the desert Hagar is seen praying while Ishmael sleeps, and the angel of the Lord points to a well.
The scene includes numerous 17th century emblematic birds and insects. A pond with fish and birds and the ubiquitous castle complete the image.
(16.75 by 20.75" sight-size, 22.5 by 26.5" frame)
324-44 - SOLD
Needlework, Sampler, Ann Elliott
Worked in the 12th Year of her Age, 1803
New England, possibly New Hampshire
Silk on linen
This marking sampler-embroidery featuring double alphabet and numerals, above two baskets of flowers and birds centering a young girl holding a flower spray, all within floral border. The work remains in good condition with only minor thread loss and one small hole at the foot of basket on right. (Frame: 18.5 x 17.75 inches; view: 16.75 x 16.25 inches)
Emiline Blair, Aged 10
Early 19th Century
This example with several alphabets within strawberry border is mounted within an old twentieth century frame. There are no holes; the sampler measures 11.5 by 12-inches.
Embroidery, Silk on Silk Floral Needlework
19th Century American polychrome needlework in excellent condition
Dimensions: 28.25 by 24-inches.
Betsy Evans Needlework
Nautical theme sampler worked in wool by Betsy Evans in 1858 at age 16. Overall condition is excellent.
Dimensions: Sight size 19 by 23-inches.
Silk Embroidery, Shepherd and Shepherdess and Lady
Worked by Rebecca Green Butler
Connecticut, Circa 1800 to 1810 - SOLD
Silk on silk embroidery worked using a wide variety of stitches. Although the faces are worn the needlework is exquisite.
Dimensions: 16 by 17-inch sight size, add 2.5-inches for frame.
903-4 - SOLD
Cordelia In Lear
King Lear's Favorite Daughter
Schoolgirl Silk-On-Silk Embroidery And Watercolor
Perhaps inspired by an illustration in a magazine or a Shakespeare text...Cordelia with her long beautiful hair on bent knee; her long gown having great texture is trimmed with sequins as are her shoes and pocket. She is positioned against a beautiful sky; the painted face, hands, and feet appear to be professionally rendered. The hillocks are embroidered with grasses and flowering plants; trees with plush textured seed-stitched foliage; mountain done with long running stitch. The work is wrought within an oval border stitched with gold thread...the title line done in ink. The piece is stitched to original linen stretching and is tied with linen tape to original backboard. The view area remains in excellent original condition with strong color. Minor thread loss (moth damage) confined to title line; other losses, soiling, and stains confined to mat area and outside edge; all imperfections are hidden by eglomise glass. The glass appears to be period...eglomise restored. The period frame may be original. (Frame: 15.25 x 18.25 inches; view: 11.75 x 14 inches.)