Needlework Sampler “Caroline B. Sherburne,” 16 1/4 x 17 3/4 in., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1826. Worked in silk threads on a linen ground, composed of seven alphanumeric rows above a sawtooth-defined register with pious verse, maker’s name, age, location, and date, inscribed below “Wrought at E. Robinson’s School,” within a pictorial register with two Federal houses, trees, a “Cameleopard [Giraffe]” and a “Lion,” three-sided vine border, in a molded part-ebonized and parcel-gilt frame. Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

Needlework Sampler "Caroline B. Sherburne," 16 1/4 x 17 3/4 in., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1826. Worked in silk threads on a linen ground, composed of seven alphanumeric rows above a sawtooth-defined register with pious verse, maker's name, age, location, and date, inscribed below "Wrought at E. Robinson's School," within a pictorial register with two Federal houses, trees, a "Cameleopard [Giraffe]" and a "Lion," three-sided vine border, in a molded part-ebonized and parcel-gilt frame. Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

Needlework Sampler “Caroline B. Sherburne,” 16 1/4 x 17 3/4 in., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1826. Worked in silk threads on a linen ground, composed of seven alphanumeric rows above a sawtooth-defined register with pious verse, maker’s name, age, location, and date, inscribed below “Wrought at E. Robinson’s School,” within a pictorial register with two Federal houses, trees, a “Cameleopard [Giraffe]” and a “Lion,” three-sided vine border, in a molded part-ebonized and parcel-gilt frame. Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

Needlework Sampler “Caroline B. Sherburne,” 16 1/4 x 17 3/4 in., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1826. Worked in silk threads on a linen ground, composed of seven alphanumeric rows above a sawtooth-defined register with pious verse, maker’s name, age, location, and date, inscribed below “Wrought at E. Robinson’s School,” within a pictorial register with two Federal houses, trees, a “Cameleopard [Giraffe]” and a “Lion,” three-sided vine border, in a molded part-ebonized and parcel-gilt frame. Courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

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