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18th c., Mrs. Ann Usher's School, Bristol, Rhode Island
queen stitch needlework on unbleached linen; the center panel with alphabet, people, flowering trees, dog, birds, angel, and poem:
How shall the young preserve their/From all pollution free...ways/By making still their course of life/With thy commands agree; surrounded by a floral vine border; two men below holding frame ...Rosabella/Child born July/25 1778 made/this sampler/Bristol 89;
14 by 11 in. (sight); under glass, original frame 16.5 by 13 in.
From the Ohio collection of G.W. Samaha.
Rosabella Child (July 25, 1778-August 20, 1885) The fifth of five children, born in Warren, RI. She married Edward Gardiner (1770-1826)
13.75 by 10.5 in. (sight); under glass, original frame 16.5 by 13 in. Included, extensive history of Ann Usher's School by Betty Ring, RI Historical Society, and the Child family tree.
Needlework text extremely faded; frayed side edges secured with stabiltex thread (conservator's notes included).
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Realized: $16,000 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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