September 15, 2012 Auction Catalog

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Elaborate Needlework Sampler in Wool Thread, Francis Lewis, 1856

September 15, 2012 Special 3-Session Auction:
The Maryland Sale (Lots 1-250), American Textiles (Lots 251-350), Americana (Lots 351-513)

Lot #: 312

Price Realized: $201.25 ($175 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

Needlework Sampler in Wool Thread, American or English, Dated 1856, wirh multi-colored flowering urn designs, small birds, butterflies, a heart, floral motifs. Poem reads, "Favour is deceitful and beauty is vane but a woman that feareth the Lord she shall be praised." Signed, "Francis Lewis her work April (?) 11, 1856". Some small losses to yarn near base. Included in a 19th century wooden frame. Framed: 19" x 15 1/2".


Elaborate Needlework Sampler in Wool Thread, Francis Lewis, 1856Elaborate Needlework Sampler in Wool Thread, Francis Lewis, 1856

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