The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection
The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection
 

ABIGAIL ADAMS

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STUPENDOUS MUSEUM QUALITY RELICS OF
ABIGAIL ADAMS
Abigail Adams Museum Quality Relic
Abigail Adams Museum Quality Relic
Abigail Adams Museum Quality Relic
Abigail Adams Dress Fabric

Abigail Adams's Clothing
FIRST LADY - ABIGAIL ADAMS
MUSEUM QUALITY RELICS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER

The Five Photos above, including the Collage, Illustrate First Lady Abigail Adams' (1744-1818) Beautiful Needle Case with Pieces of Lace and Fabric (pictured below) from Her Dress. This Historic Dress and Lace was what the First Lady Wore at the time Gilbert Stuart so Proficiently Painted Her for posterity. Abigail Adams is pictured
below Wearing the Actual Lace from the Amyx Collection. Exquisitely Embroidered by Abigail Adams and a Remarkable and Important Collection of Important Items; which not only Belonged but were Created and Made by Abigail Adams -
Only the Second First Lady of the United States.

First Lady Abigail Adams
FIRST LADY - ABIGAIL ADAMS
WEARING THE LACE ILLUSTRATED ABOVE AND BELOW

Included are Two Dress Fabric Swatches and Two Different Pieces of Delicate Lace Trim, Impeccably Documented by an 1876 Note (pictured below both left and right) from Her Very Own Grand-Daughter, Elizabeth Coombs Adams (1808-1903), as well as a Beautifully Embroidered Silk Sewing Case, also Belonging to Mrs. Adams. The Famous Gilbert Stuart Portrait, of Abigail Adams, now in the National Gallery; shows her Wearing a Lace Shawl with Identical Lace Trim which can Clearly be seen in the Middle of Her Right Shoulder as well as on the Trim of Her Right Lower Shoulder.
Abigail Adams Dress
Abigail Adams Dress Fabric Abigail Adams's Inaugural Gown
The Hand Written Note Reads...

"Mass - July 1876 -- Piece of Reps Silk Dress Worn by Abigail Adams in London, Wife of John Adams, Minister to the Court of Saint James, Coming Home to Quincy (Mass) in 1787; and Bought the Homestead which has had Five Adams Generations Living in it. The Silk Dress and Long Train were Left to my Mother in Abigail's Will. The Reps Silk with the Pink Dots (A Remnant of this Piece is Featured in Center Photo Above) and Garnet Satin Dress, that She is Painted in Stuarts portrait, now belongs to Charles F. Adams' and I have the Old Lace Scarf back from the Old State House in Philadelphia where we sent things for the Centennial (1876). E.C.A. (Elizabeth Coombs Adams)."

It is Difficult to Imagine Better Documentation for Such Magnificient
& Historical and Early Artifacts.
Needle Case Belonging to Abigail Adams
The Elegant Needle Case is of a Stiff Fabric (when fully opened it measures 3.5"x10") which was covered with Off-White Silk, on which a Floral Decoration was Embroidered on each side by Abigail Adams. It all folds open, rather like a Wallet, and contains Various Compartments for Sewing Implements. The Needle Case was Obtained Together with the Other Items, and it is Accompanied by Another Note, in another hand, which is Illustrated Reading...

"Needle Case Belonging to Abigail Adams."

Abigail Adams was one of Our Most Famous Americans and Important First Ladies; and Items Owned by this Remarkable Woman are, perhaps, as Significant as those of Martha Washington - And Actually Considerably Scarcer. Dramatic Museum Quality with Superior Hand-Written Documentation of Authenticity by the Loving and Caring Grand-Daughter of John and Abigail Adams - "E.C.A. - Elizabeth Coombs Adams".
Provenance of Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams Granddaughter Elizabeth Coombs Adams
SUPERIOR PROVENANCE IN THE FORM OF HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENTATION VIA THE GRANDDAUGHTER ABIGAIL ADAMS
ELIZABETH COOMBS ADAMS

 

The First Lady Abigail Adams pieces in the collection above may soon be available for selling or trading to someone who has the same shared historical appreciation for a museum-quality piece of history — as I have for the past quarter of a century plus.  If you have a serious interest, simply fill in the contact form below and I would be pleased to enter into a confidential discussion via telephone with you concerning your interest.

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SPECIAL NOTE:
Mr. Amyx is always looking for new and interesting additions to this portion of the collection, via trade and/or purchase. Also, some items may be available for purchase.
In addition, be sure to take a moment and go to eBay seller's site RDA38
for current eBay listings.


The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx is protected by a State-of-the-Art Security System including Sound and Video; as well as Infrared recordings of all visitors. A select few items, illustrated on this website, are not now and were never a part of The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Certain portions of this vast Collection, including all Provenance, is securely housed at a secured remote location.

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