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Needlework Decorated Bag
Artist: Not Available 
Category: Needlework
SubType: Silk Embroideries
Origin: America-USA
Era: 18th Century
Height: 31 inches
Width: 22 inches
Wool and silk worked on linen ground. This rare form is signed and dated "Lydia Hoopes 3 of 2 month 1771." Lydia (1755-1836) was the daughter of Quakers John and Christina Reynolds Hoopes of Goshenville, Chester County, Pennsylvania. A related piece may be seen on the cover of "Historic Needlework of Pennsylvania" by Margaret B. Schiffer.

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