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Early Embroidery, Young Woman Wearing Bonnet,
Holding Floral Garland, Sheep
Date/Period: Circa 1800


Early Embroidery, Young Woman Wearing Bonnet, Holding Floral Garland, Sheep, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 11" x 9.5"; view: 8.5" x 7"

Material: Silk floss on silk, water colored face

Condition: Fine, strong color

Additional Information: Needlework picture housed in brass frame. Young lady
standing in front of tree with houses in distance and a lamb at her side.

$900.00

1008-55


Early Embroidery, Young Woman Wearing Bonnet, Holding Floral Garland, Sheep, back view



Seventeenth Century Stumpwork Embroidery, Faith, Hope, and Charity (Caritis)
Date/Period: 1680 - SOLD


Seventeenth Century Stumpwork Embroidery, Faith, Hope, and Charity (Caritis), entire view

Measurement: Frame: 21" x 17"; view: 15" x 11"

Material: Worked in silks, silver threads, seed pearls, and chenille threads on a silk
ground; hide loops wrapped in threads forming oval wreath.

Condition: Appears to be cutout and mounted on a twill weave; scatted threat losses.

Additional Information: The embroidery is very finely worked in a variety of stitches
with areas of plump-raised work. Pictorial scene depicting a woman, possibly Charity,
standing before a fruited tree with birds and three children; possibly Faith and Hope
standing at either side. The central vignette includes a swan behind large urn filled with
water with what appears to be fish…all within a most unusual wreath flanked by winged
angels. The raised wreath was created by folded strips [loops] of thin hide or parchment
wrapped in threads. The central composition and surrounding borders display a variety
of animals, birds, and flowers. Also, a rainbow, sun face, buildings and more. Earlier we
mentioned possibly Faith, Hope and Charity whereas the subject at left holds a crown
while the figure on right leaning on anchor having a bird perched on her finger is
assumed to be the likeness of Hope…We found similar compositions depicting Faith,
Hope and Charity, however, none exactly like this composition. If you recognize this
composition, please edify!

Please see English And Other Needlework, The Untermeyer Collection, page LXXVII,
figure 101; an engraving suggested as inspiration.

Caritas is Latin for Charity; Allegorical personification of Charity as a mother with three
infants. (Sometimes four) According to Christian tradition, Charity (Caritas) is one of the
three Theological Christian virtues, alongside Hope (Spes) and Faith (Fides).

SOLD

1008-80


Seventeenth Century Stumpwork Embroidery, Faith, Hope, and Charity (Caritis), detail view

Seventeenth Century Stumpwork Embroidery, Faith, Hope, and Charity (Caritis), back view



French 17th Century Tapestry Throw
Pillow/Cushion, Depicting a Figurehead
Date/Period: Likely 17th Century - SOLD


French 17th Century Tapestry Throw Pillow/Cushion, Depicting a Figurehead, entire view 1

Measurement: Thickness: 7"; diameter: 20"

Material: Dyed and twisted handspun linen threads

Condition: Scattered imperfections consistent with age and use; typical
restoration. Please call to discuss.

Additional Information: A dramatic example, the portrait within a field of blue centered
by border with scalloped design. The tassels and brushed cotton case likely date to the
early 20th century.

SOLD

346-51


French 17th Century Tapestry Throw Pillow/Cushion, Depicting a Figurehead, entire view 2

French 17th Century Tapestry Throw Pillow/Cushion, Depicting a Figurehead, back view



Antique Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828
Wrought by Miss. Martha Barron Pickering,
Aged 11 Years, May 27th, 1828


Antique Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering, 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828

Worked with silk threads and silk floss on linen The stylistic format of Martha Pickering’s sampler-featuring a distinctive birdhouse and pyramid-shaped trees-was employed in Portsmouth as early as 1810 and continued to be favored until 1840. Works from this group include the month, day, and year that the sampler was embroidered. A picket fence attaches the house to barn; a single bird is usually perched on the gatepost, and a birdhouse (with chimney) is mounted on a pole elevated above the barns roof; there is a bird perched on the roofs peak. Anotherschool tradition is the use of trees, they are always wrought in odd numbers of one, three, or five, depending on available space based on the width of the sampler; foliage is embroidered cross-stitches. Depicted in this work is a bird atop the center tree. This needlework sampler remains in superb original condition and is archivally mounted within an attractive modern frame.
(Frame: 21" x 20"; view: 17.5" x 16.5")


Needlework Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering, 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828

Needlework Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering, 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828

Needlework Sampler: Martha Barron Pickering, 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1828

$4,350.00

1268-2




Antique Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,
Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Wrought by the instruction of M. Brooks


Antique Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,
Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Potted flowers and trees on hillock within strawberry border centering four alphabets, verse and stitchery samplings.
(Stained as depicted; Frame: 18.5" x 22.75"; view: 17" x 21.25")


Needlework Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,
Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Needlework Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,
Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Needlework Sampler: Elizabeth McGibbon,
Aged 8 Years, 1828, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

$2,800.00

1268-1




Embroidered Picture
Anonymous
Circa 1800
Silk on silk with watercolor


Embroidered Picture Anonymous Circa 1800 Silk on silk with watercolor

The work remains in good condition with only fading and scattered staining. (Frame: 19.5 x 18 inches; view: 15.5 x 14 inches)

$1,275

413-16


Embroidered Picture Anonymous Circa 1800 Silk on silk with watercolor
Embroidered Picture Anonymous Circa 1800 Silk on silk with watercolor




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