June 10, 2022 09:00 AM EDT Downingtown, PA


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Lancaster, Pennsylvania silk on linen sampler

Lancaster, Pennsylvania silk on linen sampler, ca. 1845, wrought by Fanny Stauffer at the school of Mrs. Catharine Welshans Buchanan, the upper script inscribed with her parents David and Anna Stauffer, over a house within a silk ribbon border, 18" x 17 3/4". This sampler belongs to the well regarded group coming out of this school. Two samplers from this group were worked by Mary Ann Stauffer, possibly a relative of Fanny. Several from this school are illustrated and discussed in Betty Ring Girlhood Embroidery, Vol. II, pgs. 410-429. Provenance: Descended in the family; Purchased at the sale of Fannie Meyre, Willow Street, Pennsylvania.

Condition:Frays to border primarily along bottom edge. Family history info available.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,528
06/10/2022

 

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