Lot 442

Needlework Sampler Monongalia Co. W Virginia 1806

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Needlework sampler wrought by Rachel Morgan (1793-1864), aged 12, 1808. Rachel Morgan was the daughter of Zacquill Morgan, the founder of Morgantown VA (now WV), and possibly the first white settler in West Virginia. Silk on linen, has been professionally conserved and framed. Early example of the Monongalia County samplers (1806). Great strawberry and vine borders, as well as two borders of a saw-tooth design surround a two story brick home, trees, and floral basket /urn displays. Two religious/moral sayings flank the house. Family initials (mostly identified) run across the mid-section. Rachel's information is boxed in at the bottom center. This remarkable sampler comes with ten folders of mostly genealogical information. Frame: H 22-1/2" W 24-7/8". Sight: H 18-1/4" W 20-1/4". Condition: As stated above, the sampler has been conserved and professionally mounted and framed. The frame shows two small chips (1/4" 1/2") at the left side, and one thin 1/2" long chip at the bottom (easily blended in). There are places where the linen substrate has been "pulled" creating some small spaces that do not detract from the overall beauty of the work. Collection of Ann Fassnacht. Link for high-res images: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/syljcmt4bmokn1z23ghtb/h?rlkey=4c84f6flcm1x73oxb75ntc18h&dl=0

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