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Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Price Realized 48,875.00 USD
Date Sold 7/25/2009

Lot # 120
Estimate 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD
EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT SARAH ANN GIBBONS, HARRISONBURG, VA 1834 PICTORIAL NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, silk on linen, stitched "Sarah Ann Gibbons' Sampler / Harrisonburg, August th.8 / A.D.1834." above an elaborate composition featuring flower-filled cornucopias, a central flower basket, trees, pavilions (possibly representing the Harrisonburg public spring house), a romantic verse, and a pastoral scene of a shepherd with his dog tending his flock before two cottages, all within a bold rose and vine border. Probably wrought at Miss Anna Moore's Harrisonburg Female Academy or Albert W. Kilpatrick's school for girls located 3 1/2 miles from town. Second quarter 19th century. 17" x 17 1/2" to edge of board. Excellent overall condition with no losses to stitching or foundation, some light toning and fading. Currently tacked to a wood board but with an adequate margin between the composition border and the tacks, rust stains at lower tacks. Provenance: Descended uninterrupted in the Gibbons/Miller/Yancey family of Rockingham Co., VA to the present owner. Family information available to purchaser.
Note: Sarah Ann Gibbons (1820-1910) was the fifth of twelve children of John Gibbons and Jane Elizabeth Keffer (Keifer). She was born at "Locust Dale", the Gibbons' family home in Rockingham Co. In 1843 she married William Shanks Miller and they had three children.
Name July 25, 2009: Southern Dec. Arts, Americana & Fine Antiques
Auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Date(s) 7/25/2009
Location 2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
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Highlights of our July 25, 2009 auction included an estate grouping of early 19th century Shenandoah Valley furniture that descended in the Thomas family of New Market, VA, a Roanoke, VA estate collection of tiger maple furniture, selections from a prominent Virginia collection, and a fine grouping of Virginia and Mid-Atlantic folk pottery. CATALOGUE CATEGORIES:
  • Lots 001-041: POTTERY
  • Lots 107-132: BASKETS & TEXTILES
  • Lots 133-167: FOLK ART & FINE ART
  • Lots 168-218: SILVER & JEWELRY
  • Lots 243-322: RUGS & FURNITURE
  • Lots 323-483: GLASS & CERAMICS
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