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Sale IT159 Lot 5050

LARGE GROUP OF EARLY AMERICAN TEXTILES INCLUDING EIGHT BED BONNETS, UNDERGARMENTS, FABRIC FRAGMENTS, HANDKERCHIEFS, NAPKINS AND SHAWLS baby bed bonnets, most of cotton sewn, two of cotton signed or stamped "Allen A. Sherburne" one crocheted, one cutwork, one with lace trim, one of sheer fabric with lace trim; together with a sheer fragment of an undergarment with three beautiful buttons and surface embroidery, an undergarment with sleeves and hand made edging decoration; a long fine linen undergarment with short sleeves and embroidered with the initials "L J" a piece of lace approx. 5 x 15 in., a fine woven handkerchief, 18 x 18 in. with stamped initials "SJS", 32 x 32 in. fine woven napkin, woven brown fragment, 19 x 22 in.; a tattersall napkin, 19 x 21 in. with initials "LG"; a handkerchief with stamped red border and stamped with "Han N. Cook", a sheer shawl with faded design, 28 x 32 in.; cotton napkin is approx. 32 x 32 in., dark fringed silk shawl with decorative woven edge is approx. 50 x 50 in., cream silk scarf is approx. 32 x 32 in. (21)

Provenance: Descended in the Jenckes, Sherburne, and Cook families of Rhode Island and Massachusetts; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul William Cook; Property of The Society of the Cincinnati [M.1959.742.3-.5, .7-.34]
Estimate $300-500


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