Ann Black needlepoint, circa 1827

1827 framed needlework decorated by 12-year-old Ann Black with motto reading “Virtue the chiefest beauty of the mind, The noblest ornament of human kind, Virtues our safe guard and our guiding star, That stirs up reason when our senses err” realized $1,500. (Photo courtesy Roan Auctioneers & Appraisers)