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

Brandywind Deleware - Baylis family -  from Huber

Rebecca Ann Baylis
Needlework Sampler
Brandywine Hundred, DE 1835

This graphic pleasing sampler features a central basket of flowers, below a verse by James Montgomery (1771-1854) of Scotland and above an inscription: Rebecca Ann Baylis/ March tenth/ 1835 (the 3 is missing a few stitches). The border consists of several large flowering motifs. The overall effect is colorful, graphic and appealing.

Rebecca (1815-1851) was born to Maryland native John Booker Baylis and New Jersey-born Margaret Storms. They resided on a farm in New Castle, DE where they had ten children. In 1839 Rebecca married a farmer George Thomas Cartmell and they had two children.

Publications: Delaware Discoveries: Schoolgirl Samplers, by Dr. Gloria Seaman Allen and Cynthia Shank Steinhoff.
Exhibitions: Delaware samplers at Briggs Museum, Dover, DE 2018
Provenance: Stephen and Carol Huber, Dan and Marty Campanelli.
Extensive research accompanies this sampler.

Silk on linen; 17" x 18" sight. The mahogany veneer frame is a reproduction.

(860) 388-6809


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