A RARE CANVASWORK SAMPLER, ANONYMOUS, PROBABLY BOSTON, DATED 1753 | Lot | Sotheby's

A RARE CANVASWORK SAMPLER, ANONYMOUS, PROBABLY BOSTON, DATED 1753 | Lot | Sotheby's

HUNT SCENE English c.1720 This beautifully executed canvas-work hunt scene retains very vivid colors. The surrounding needlework is an appropriate but a later addition. Silk on canvas; 17" x 17" sight, 24' X 24" framed.

HUNT SCENE English c.1720 This beautifully executed canvas-work hunt scene retains very vivid colors. The surrounding needlework is an appropriate but a later addition. Silk on canvas; 17" x 17" sight, 24' X 24" framed.

N e e d l e p r i n t: Time to Start Saving Pennies Again - Another Stunning Auction at Christie's - 10 & 11 June 2010

N e e d l e p r i n t: Time to Start Saving Pennies Again - Another Stunning Auction at Christie's - 10 & 11 June 2010

Boston tent stitch - Huber, Abigail,Thompson or Waters, near Boston, 1760 or 1780

Boston tent stitch - Huber, Abigail,Thompson or Waters, near Boston, 1760 or 1780

Mid-18th century Schoolgirl embroidery at the Litchfield Female Academy, Connecticut - "While some images derived from established designs, many were original and innovative. Some of these needlework pictures featured identifiable buildings, animals & people; others were more whimsical & adventurous."

Mid-18th century Schoolgirl embroidery at the Litchfield Female Academy, Connecticut - "While some images derived from established designs, many were original and innovative. Some of these needlework pictures featured identifiable buildings, animals & people; others were more whimsical & adventurous."

RISD Museum: Unknown artist, American, Boston. Canvas-work picture, mid 18th century. Linen plain weave with wool and silk smbroidery tent stitch. 60.3 cm (23 13/16 inches) (length). Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 23.075

RISD Museum: Unknown artist, American, Boston. Canvas-work picture, mid 18th century. Linen plain weave with wool and silk smbroidery tent stitch. 60.3 cm (23 13/16 inches) (length). Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 23.075

An unsigned $600,000 sampler produced in the Boston area around 1740. This piece is almost 48 inches wide and would have hung over a mantle. The sheer size, materials, quality of design and workmanship indicate this stitcher would have come from a well-to-do family. It's amazing.

An unsigned $600,000 sampler produced in the Boston area around 1740. This piece is almost 48 inches wide and would have hung over a mantle. The sheer size, materials, quality of design and workmanship indicate this stitcher would have come from a well-to-do family. It's amazing.

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