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Martha Washington Roses Embroidery
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President George Washington's wife, Martha, and her Granddaughter, Nelly, loved roses, cultivated them, having numerous species and colors of the roses. While the First President was in New York, Nelly lived with the Washington's. She was enrolled in a school for young ladies teaching normal subjects, but also a subject in which she took on a life long passion was embroidery and needlework. According to family lore, Martha and Nelly worked on this silk embroidery together. It has come straight down the family to the current owner. This was part of the Chapin/Kreck Collection donated to Mt. Vernon with this being retained by the family. The roses embroidery on silk measures some 13" wide by 14" tall. It is on a stretcher, does not ever appear to have been framed. There is some separation from the stretcher. The image is an urn shaped vase with gold shaded roses in exquisite detail. The leaves, blossoms even the stems are well executed. A Notarized Letter of Provenance accompanies this item.
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Martha Washington Roses Embroidery

Estimate $1,000 - $3,000
Jan 15, 2022
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0004: Martha Washington Roses Embroidery

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Est. $1,000 - $3,000Starting Price $1,000
Fine and Folk Art - Pre-Columbian Discovery
Jan 15, 2022 9:00 AM EST
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President George Washington's wife, Martha, and her Granddaughter, Nelly, loved roses, cultivated them, having numerous species and colors of the roses. While the First President was in New York, Nelly lived with the Washington's. She was enrolled in a school for young ladies teaching normal subjects, but also a subject in which she took on a life long passion was embroidery and needlework. According to family lore, Martha and Nelly worked on this silk embroidery together. It has come straight down the family to the current owner. This was part of the Chapin/Kreck Collection donated to Mt. Vernon with this being retained by the family. The roses embroidery on silk measures some 13" wide by 14" tall. It is on a stretcher, does not ever appear to have been framed. There is some separation from the stretcher. The image is an urn shaped vase with gold shaded roses in exquisite detail. The leaves, blossoms even the stems are well executed. A Notarized Letter of Provenance accompanies this item.

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