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

Albany, NY Carpenter Memorial from Huber

Memorial to John Carpenter and Lois Moore
Attributed to Abigail, Mary, or Temperance Carpenter
Albany, NY Circa 1804

This "printwork" embroidered memorial sampler is part of a small and rare group produced at a female academy in Albany, NY.

Betty Ring has devoted a chapter to these striking embroideries in Girlhood Embroidery, American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850, Volume II .

Condition: The silk embroidery is in good condition, with some breakage to the very long silk stitches and some minor cracks to the silk background. It has been conservation mounted.

Provenance: Betty Ring's collection, published in American Needlework Treasures by Betty Ring, exhibited in the Museum of American Folk Art 1990, Stephen and Carol Huber, Dan and Marty Campanelli. Extensive research accompanies this silk embroidered memorial.


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