"The total exceeded the pre-sale high estimate of $3.4 million. And set an auction record for any needlework sampler when a Rare and Important Needlework Sampler, Mary Antrim, Burlington Country, New Jersey, Dated 1807 achieved $1,070,500, more than ten times its high estimate of $120,000."In addition to the record-setting result for the Mary Antrim sampler (pictured), Sunday's auction dedicated to the celebrated collection of Betty Ring was highlighted by several pieces that greatly exceeded pre-sale expectations: a Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Susannah Saunders, Sarah Stivours School, Salem, Massachusetts, Dated 1766 nearly quadrupled its high estimate of $80,000 in achieving $314,500; a Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Betsy Gail, Marblehead, Massachusetts, circa 1790 brought $170,500 above a high estimate of $60,000; and a Rare Needlework Sampler, Sarah Cooper, attributed to Ann Marsh's School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dated 1792 sold for $170,500 above a high estimate of $80,000." (from AFANEWS.COM)
Wow -- Incredible prices at Sotheby's recent auction of Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring. To the tune of $4,389,503!
See the entire sampler catalog here on Sotheby's site.
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