Item/Auction Attributes

silk on linen,
Dated 1796.
Good to very good overall condition with toning and a few stains, some scattered holes to linen notably along the center vertical, some thread with fading, fugitive color, and scattered losses mostly to dark-colored thread, frame with wear, surface scratches, and other imperfections. Not examined out of frame.
21 1/2" x 28 3/8" sight, 28" x 35 1/8" OA.
Provenance: The Important Americana Collection of Barbara M. and the late Charlie Hunter, Staunton, VA.
Catalogue Note: The identity of Catharine Ferguson is undetermined, but there are several living in Scotland around the time this sampler was made.