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    Spectacular Large Early Needlepoint of Cornwallis Surrendering to Washington at Yorktown The famous passing of the sword which effectively ended the Revolutionary War. Beautiful hand-done needlepoint with the British and American flags and an eagle above the two generals. Crossed cannons and cannon balls below. It is impossible to date this piece precisely, but it is clearly early. The formal style with floral, vine, and urn elements could well date from the late 18th century, and contrast with the folk art quality of the two figures. Our instinct is to date the piece to the early 19th century. Condition is excellent, and it is nicely contained in an attractive later 19th century frame which is almost certainly not original to the piece. 24" x 24.5", 30" x 31" as framed.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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