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Stephen & Carol Huber:  Dealers in antique needlework samplers, silk embroidery, cross stitch, tapestries.


Huber - embroidery by Deborah keith

Deborah Keith
Silk embroidery
Massachusetts c.1806

Deborah stitched a very unusual design for her memorial picture. At first glance it seems to be a religious scene with Mary and the baby Jesus with three shepherds, two who are removing their hats is respect to the child. However, there is no Joseph or animals that we normally see in scenes depicting the birth of Jesus. In researching the family, this may depict Deborah with her infant sister that died before the age of one. Whatever she was depicting, it is certainly original.

Deborah (1789-1885) was born in Grafton, MA, one of eleven children born to Royal Keith (1769-1857) and Deborah Adams (1775-1857). She married Orray Taft (1793-1865) in 1821, they lived in Providence where he was a successful merchant and they had five children.
Silk and watercolor on silk; 16 1/2" x 18 3/4" in the original frame.

$6,500


STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
(860) 388-6809

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