Silk-on-Silk Needlework Picture

Lot Details

Lot 235
Silk-on-Silk Needlework Picture
Probably Fredricksburg, Virginia, circa 1790
Height 17 3/4 inches, width 16 inches.

Provenance:
M. Finkel & Daughter
Private New York Collection
Olde Hope Antiques, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2018

A needlework of similar composition was wrought by Mildred Gregory Washington (1777-1805), niece of George Washington. It was offered for sale in February 2016 at James D. Julia in Fairfield, ME. Both needleworks share men with black shoes sitting at a bale of hay with a dog seated beside him. A woman in a black hat with a rake faces the man with a barn in the background and a large willow tree. The present example includes a bright range of colors and numerous animals, including many birds in the willow.


C Property from the Estate of a Private Collector

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for $34,375 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

staining to edges, a few small minor holes to background, does not appear to be glued down- silk is loosely sewn to silk background, some fraying of edges beneath frame,

frame rubbed, scratched, losses


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Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for $34,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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Cherished: American Folk Art & Toys from the Estate of a Private Collector

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