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This Santa’s dramatic coat is based on a stunning silkwork picture created in 1752 by Mary Wistar (1738-1815). Mary gifted the needlework piece in 1787.
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Santa’s dramatic coat is based on a stunning silkwork picture created in 1752 by Mary Wistar (1738-1815). Mary gifted the needlework piece and its companion piece to her great nieces in 1787. Today it is part of the Winterthur collection and considered to be a prized acquisition.
Sarah was born in 1738, never married, and worked this at the school run by Ann Marsh in Philadelphia. The Marsh school was known for teaching outstanding needlework techniques.
Vaillancourt is a family owned business located in Sutton, Massachusetts and is best known for their handmade and hand painted chalkware figures. These figures are made using vintage and antique chocolate, candy, and ice cream moulds. The Vaillancourt’s have the largest private collection in the USA and have been creating these heirloom masterpieces meant to be passed down from generation to generation since 1984.