Truly Superb and Rare Philadelphia Silk Needlework

No. R17493

Truly Superb and rare Philadelphia silk needlework by Margaret Crawford dated 1791.

Depicting a mother handing her daughter wild flowers with a dog on a leash.   Their house behind and further the city skyline.

 

Attributed to the Folwell school (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)- Samuel Folwell (1764 - 1813) was an artist who specialized in drawing scenes on silk for the students of his wife Ann Elizabeth Folwell (1770 - 1824) to teach the art of silk embroidery. 

 

In an article in Antiques Magazine (Feb ‘81 page 420)  The author (Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch)  refers to distinctive faces (with shading), coiffures and flipperlike hands.


Folwell’s advertisements first appeared in 1786

  • OriginAmerican
  • CircaLate 18th Century
  • RegionPhiladelphia
  • MaterialSilk
  • Height21 1/4 in
  • Width22 1/2 in
  • Price$8,500.00
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