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

Mary B. Clark
Needlework Sampler
Gloucester, Essex County, MA Dated 1832

The family record information is framed on three sides with an elaborate floral border emanating from two mirror image checkered urns. Accross bottom, between the urns, is a beautiful checkered basket with flowering plants, a weeping willow tree, and additional floral motifs. The family record information is as follows:

Family Record Died
George Clark born Sept 25th 1778. June 9th 1847
Sally Day born Sept 16th 1780. July 2d 1850
Married July21st 1799

Children's names. Born. Died.
George Clark Jan. 10th 1801 July.20th 1877
Sally Clark Nov. 22d 1802 April.6th 1886
John Clark Nov.21st 1804
James Clark Nov. 22d 1806 Nov.26th 1828
Susan Clark Aug. 7th 1816 Aug. 19th 1876
Mary B. Clark Nov. 22d 1818 Sept. 26th 1860

Wrought by Mary B, Clark

Mary was 13 years old when she stitched this sampler, at age 22 she married Asa G. Andrews, a shipwright. They had three children, a boy and two girls. One of the girls, most likely, stitched the death dates on this cherished family heirloom sampler.

Provenance: published in "The Sampler Engagement Calendar 2001 by Stephen & Carol Huber. Huber collection, Dan & Marty Campanelli collection.

Extensive research accompanies this sampler.

Silk on linen: 16 ½" square site, 21 ½' with new gold frame.


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