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English Darning Sampler by Rachel Simpson, 1802

English, 1802. A silk on linen gauze ground darning sampler with minute hemstitch border, eight examples of various fabric weaves, and floral decorative elements, signed at center Rachel Simpson / 1802, framed; 12.5 x 12.5 in. (sight), 14.75 x 14.75 in. (frame).

Rachel Simpson was born in York, England in 1790 and was living in York at the time of an 1881 British Census. 

Provenance:Purchased from Susie Burmann, New London, New Hampshire, March 23, 2002 Property from the Americana Collections of Kenneth and Barbara Gruver, Germantown, OH

Condition:

Sampler was folded top and bottom when originally framed, losing hemstitch border on those margins. Sampler mounted with spacers and conservation glass. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$480
06/08/2019

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