Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sampling (Sampler-ing) the Auction

Thought you might enjoy seeing one of the results of today's auction of the Schorsch estate. 






Pre-auction estimate: $10,000-15,000.   Sold for $22,000.
    (My guess: could have gone for more, had it sold at the beginning of the day, instead of the end.) 

FINE AND RARE NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, MARY HAMMONDS, MARY BALCH'S SCHOOL, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, 1796
Worked in a variety of silk stitches on a linen ground in the charecteristic style of Mary Balch's school, signed Mary Hammon's work, Providence, April.
14 in. by 11 5/8 in.

Incredible.


More tomorrow -- and if you've got time, you can even watch it live.
     Just click here.


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