(Description taken from Betty Ring's auction catalogue Januarary 2012 at Sotheby's)
NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, MARY LEHN, SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA,
Worked in silk on linen with "spot" motifs. Signed Mary Lehn...
Height 20 in. by width 20 in.
American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the colelction of Betty Ring at the Museum of
American Folk Art (p. 42, fig. 68)
Mary's spot motif form is typical of German and Pennsylvania German samplers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth
centuries. Earlier Pennsylvania examples are usually more densely filled with motifs, but they became increasingly
open as the nineteenth century progressed. The inscription reads I am Mary Lehn Heaven is my dwelling place I was
born on March 3 18 4.
ESTIMATE with 25% buyers premium $6,250 - $10,000
Special Offering: Sold
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