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Frame for embroidered needlework


Object number

RIF4929

Maker

Maker Peter Grinnell and Son, active 1809–1828

Dimensions

Overall: 16 3/8 16 3/8 in. (41.593 41.593 cm)

Date

1814

Current location

Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Pine, glass, paint, linen, and silk

Marks

"PETER GRINNELL & SON, / PROVIDENCE, / Nearly opposite the Providence Bank, / HAVE FOR SALE, / An Assortment of elegant Gilt and Mahogany Framed / LOOKING GLASSES. / ALSO, / WINDOW-GLASS, of every size; large SHEET GLASS, which / they cut to any pattern; PAINTS, of all kinds; LINSEED, LAMP / and WHALE OIL ; BAR and SHEET LEAD, with a good assort / ment of / SHIP-CHANDLERY. / PORTRAIT, EMBROIDERY, and all kinds of PICTURE and / LOOKING-GLASS FRAMING executed in the neatest manner. / LIKEWISE, / OIL and BURNISH GILDING, HOUSE, SHIP, SIGN and ORNA / MENTAL PAINTING.," printed in black ink, on a paper label glued to backboard

Inscriptions

"1814," in graphite, on paper label; "Sarah Hodges / 1814" and "Hope," in gold on glass mat; Wr[ought] / By Sarah Hodges / 1814," in ink, on back of frame

Provenance

Sarah Hodges, Providence, Rhode Island, 1814. Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Associated names

Sarah Hodges

Bibliography

Betty Ring, "Peter Grinnell and Son: Merchant-Craftsmen of Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 117, no. 1 (January 1980): 214, 215, fig. 6, 7.