(Description taken from Betty Ring's auction catalogue January 2012 at Sotheby's)
FINE AND RARE NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER/ FAMILY RECORD, DORCAS
BERRY, PORTLAND, MAINE, DATED 1818
Worked in silk stitches on a linen ground, with solidly stitched landscape at bottom. Signed
Dorcas Berry, Portland 1818.
Height 19 3/4 in. by width 21 1/2 in.
ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD
American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of
American Folk Art (p. 16, fig. 25)
ESTIMATE with 25% buyers premium $12,500 - $18,700
Special Offering: Sold
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