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Pennsylvania Sampler by Sarah Ann Taylor, Dated 1804

American (Pennsylvania), 1804. A silk on linen ground sampler with an all-around arcaded strawberry border, decorative elements of a row of chain links, fruit baskets with leaves, flowering trees, birds, tulips, four small dogs, hearts, diamonds, a crown, and flowering plants, and the verse Remember now / thy creator in the / days of thy youth, signed and dated at bottom 1804 / Sarah Ann Taylor / Aged 11 years, framed; 14.75 x 11.75 in. (sight), 16.5 x 13.5 in. (frame).

Sarah Ann Taylor was born October 17, 1793 in Halfmoon Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania to parents Jacob Taylor and Hannah Hollingsworth Taylor. 

Provenance:Purchased from Heritage Harvest Antiques, Metamora, Michigan, March 16, 2002 Property from the Americana Collections of Kenneth and Barbara Gruver, Germantown, OH

Condition:

New molded gilt frame with archival glass. Sampler has been mounted on acid free board. Some edge damage due to at least two previous framings.

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$344
06/07/2019

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