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Rare wool felt and needlework from the mid-18th century of a colorful bird sitting in a cherry tree that is surrounded by flowers and grassy mounds. The flowers, tree, and grassy lawn are outlined in needlework, as is the bird. The needlework is also used to indicate the bird's wings and tail feathers. Salmon colored felt borders the entire piece. The use of borders was common in Chester County, PA needlework pieces. Provenance: Private collection; "The Pioneer Americana Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald A. Shelley", Pook and Pook, April 20 & 21, 2007, Lot 180; Joe Kindig Jr. & Sons, 1963. Dimensions: sight 9" x 8.5"; frame 11.5" x 11.25".
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