Sat, Oct 6, 2018 10:00AM EDT
American (Salem, Massachusetts), ca 1770-1780. A silk schoolgirl needlework sampler on a black silk ground with silver metallic thread embellishments, depicting a man and woman in a landscape. Housed in a period frame and later mounted as a pole screen; 10.75 x 13 in. (sight), 13.5 x 15.5 in. (frame), pole ht. 56.5 in.
Accompanied by a letter from Betty Ring to Samuel Herrup, discussing the sampler and its relationship to several samplers pictured in Ring's 1993, Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlewook 1650-1850, notably Figs. 109, 110 and 112.
Provenance: Property from the Americana Collection of Dr. Dale and Ann Knight Gutman, Cincinnati, Ohio Purchased from Samuel Herrup Antiques, New York, New York