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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

From Betty Ring's collection

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Sampler by Margaret Roome, NY dated 1798 from Betty Ring, Huber

(Description taken from Betty Ring's auction catalogue Januarary 2012 at Sotheby's)

LOT 603

Needlework sampler worked in silk threads on a linen ground; signed Margaret Roome, Her Work Aged 10, years, April 12, 1798.

EXHIBITED: American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (fig. 49)

NOTE: Margaret's vine enclosed signature and Indian- pink border occur often on Pennsylvania samplers, but her Adam and Eve are worked in the manner of Colonial New York pieces, and similar cherry pickers appear on a sampler dated 1792 by Christina Arcularius, which named New York (New-York Historical Soctetv ).

Margaret Roome (1788-187?) dated her sampler on her tenth birthday. She was the daughter of William Roome (1764-1788) and Margaret Pray of New York. Margaret Roome married Caleb Stockton Halsted (1787-1827) October 19, 1808. They lived in Elizabethtown, New Jersey and had six chrildren. She later married Job Haines, they had no chrildren.

ESTIMATE with 25% buyers premium $12,500 - $25,000

Special Offering: Sold

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