Posted at 11:55 pm , on March 27, 2012
“In 1910 Herring had married Jessie Markham of Wheeling, West Virginia, whom he had met through his sister. The couple, after a year’s engagement, decided to get married while they were shopping in New York City and were quietly married at the Little Church Around the Corner. In 1919 Herring and his wife bought land outside Princeton which they intended for an equestrian estate; they named it “Rothers Barrows.” They built an “extraordinarily elegant stone house” designed by noted architect Wilson Eyre in the Arts & Crafts style. Eyre also designed the landscaping in the “Chestnut Hill” style characterized by native trees; there was a stone-walled sunken terrace, a croquet lawn, and for the horses a show ring and barn and a 960- yard race track.” http://colcohist-gensoc.org/wp-content/uploads/A_Bloomsburg_Boy_Makes_The_Big_Time.pdf
Posted at 10:52 pm , on March 27, 2012
12-year-old pupil Mary Antrim had completed a composition that filled every corner of her 17″ x 16 3/4″ linen sampler, depicting her house, outbuildings, fences and gates, gardens and orchards, chickens. cows and at the bottom, Mary herself on horseback flanked by baskets of flowers. Mary Antrim 1807, the daughter of weaver John Antrim of Burlington Township, New Jersey , finished stitching her sampler and wrote her name and the date in ink on paper within a cartouche now framed in a lunette attached to the top of her framed sampler.
An important needlework sampler by Mary Antrim of Burlington County, N.J., dated 1807, sold for $1,070,500 recently at Sotheby’s New York because it was the best of an increasingly wanted type and because it came from an important, known collection. Worked in silk and painted paper on linen and signed by the maker in 2 places, it earlier came from the famed Garbish collection of Americana sold at Sotheby’s in 1974. Measuring 17 inches high and 16¾ inches wide, the sampler belongs to a recently recognized important group made by girls of Burlington County in the early 1800s. The frame is original.