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

Memorial stitched by Mary Ann Huntington from Huber

Woodbury, CT 1805

Silk embroidered memorial

Mary Ann Huntington died in May of 1805 at aged 16 before she could complete this silk embroidered memorial. Her younger sister Alza finished it. It's almost as if Mary Ann created her own memorial, an unusual if not unique situation in school girl needlework.

This piece of Embroidery was begun by Mary Ann/ Huntington who died 21st May 1805 in the 16th year/ of her age and finished by her sister Alza to commemorate/ the memory of the deceased.

HER Hand first drew these blooming flowers,
Which now her silent Tomb adorn;
Pass yet a few more fleeting Hours,
Some fleeting Hand may deck my Urn.

Mary Ann and Alza were the youngest of Daniel and Sibyl Tomlinson's nine children, all born in Woodbury, CT.

Silk, ink and watercolor on silk; 20 ½ x 17 ½ inches framed.


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