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Mourning Needlework, America circa 1813
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Wool, silk A circular mourning needlework featuring a woman in front of the stern of a ship lowering a life boat flying the American flag. Family history has this descending from Raymond Henry James Perry, brother of Oliver Hazard Perry. A handwritten provenance by the last family owner states that it was reputed done on a fragment of an American flag that flew on one of the ships which was sunk during the battle of Lake Erie by a widow of one of the lost sailors. A pencil inscription on the back reads "embroidered by ???Samantha Baines". It was sold by auction by the family in 1971 in Essex, VT. Some fading and what appears to be blood stains.  12" D

Price: $ 2,500

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Brian Cullity Antiques

Brian Cullity Antiques

I am a second generation antiques dealer born and raised on Cape Cod. My experience with buying and selling antiques started with the opening of my parents' antiques shop in 1958. In addition to working in the shop, I bought and sold coins and autographs and gradually started…

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