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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Dutch or German dated 1766 from Huber

Initialed ASF
Needlework Sampler
Probably Dutch or German dated 1766

This sampler Initialed ASF and dated 1766 includes some motifs that came originally from 17th century pattern books. In the upper right corner is a fully developed Latin cross scene topped with the initials INRI, latin for lesus Nazareneus Rex ludaeorum (Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews) along with several other symbolic motifs. A charming couple appear near an armchair and a deer with large antlers that symbolizes the wisdom of God. The many branches and sprigs of flowers are intricately worked in an appealing array of colors and stitches, capture ones attention. Some of these are worked in free form manner while the two stylized motifs that appear in the corners are inspired by century earlier designs attributed to Rosina Helena Furst's book "Alle Mein Blumen". The sampler is in excellent condition and has been conservation mounted in a 19th century gold leaf frame.

Silk on linen 14" x 16" framed.


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