April 21, 2007 09:00 AM EDT Downingtown, PA


Important Pennsylvania Lititz Moravian Girls' Scho

Important Pennsylvania Lititz Moravian Girls' School silk, chenille, spangles, and paint on silk needlework picture inscribed on the tablet"Hannah Mary M'Conaughy Litiz May 1825", the two central figures representing Palemon and Lavinia from the poemAutumn, situated in a pastoral landscape with farm house and mountainous background, retaining its original gilt frame, 17 1/4" dia., 20 1/2" x 20 1/2" overall. Pictured in Herr,Ornamental Branches, fig. 28, pg. 54. For a related example, see Ring,Girlhood Embroidery, vol II, fig. 500.

Provenance:Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Shelley, Joe Kindig, Jr. and Son Antiques.

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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