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Rare Needlework Picture
Catalog#: Autumn/Winter 2007
Category: Needlework
SubType: Folk Art, Theorems
Origin: America-USA
Era: 19th Century
Rare needlework picture portraying a black family next to buildings bearing an "INN" sign. The figures inclued a girl, two men in coats with tails, and a young woman in a white dress. A fruit tree separates the couple, possibly signifying that it is their marriage being portrayed. Birds fly overhead, and there are flowers, potted plants, and a basket, in addition to decorative borders and an upper acrostic panel, which spells out vertically the name Eliza Meeker, presumably the maker of this work. Possibly northern New Jersey, circa 1825. In a period frame and conservtion mounted.

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