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

Boston, MA needlework sampler by R Barrett from Stephen and Carol Huber

Rebecca Barrett
Needlework Sampler
Boston Area, MA dated 1795

This 18th century American sampler was probably worked in Boston, Suffolk County, MA. The classic three-sided sawtooth border is a dominate characteristic of 18th century samplers from Middlesex and Suffolk Counties.

Geneology research points to a Rebecca Barrett who was born in 1788 in Boston, Suffolk, MA in 1788. She would have been seven years old when she worked this sampler. At age 29 she was married at the Old North Church in Boston to George Harris (1788-1868).

Silk on linen; 16 ½" x 14" framed.


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