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    Sale 2095

    The Collection Of Marguerite And Arthur Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut

    18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 593

    A SILK AND LINEN NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER

    WROUGHT BY ELIZABETH P. MOORE, NORWICH, CONNECTICUT, DATED 1831

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A SILK AND LINEN NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER
    Wrought by Elizabeth P. Moore, Norwich, Connecticut, Dated 1831
    Inscribed Elizabeth P. Moore Aged nine years Norwich 1831 and The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom Remember ye Creator in the days of your youth
    15¾ x 19 inches (framed)


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    The Elizabeth Moore who wrought this sample was likely born on October 16, 1791 to Warham Moore and Annie Newberry of East Windsor, Connecticut.

    This sampler relates closely in design to two other Norwich samplers, both illustrated in Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroidery (New York, 1993), vol. I, figs. 233-234. In her discussion of Connecticut needlework, Ring asserts that the most important Colonial samplers and needlework pictures of Connecticut were made by girls of New London County, probably in Norwich, which was the commercial center of eastern Connecticut in the mid-eighteenth century.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    John Walton, Jewett City, Connecticut


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this sampler is inscribed and dated "1831."