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

1730 Boston band Sampler from Huber

Margaret Allen
Early Band Sampler
Boston, MA c. 1730

A rare early American band sampler worked by Margaret Allen probably around age 9 or 10. It is inscribed: MARGARET ALLEN BORN IVNE (JUNE) 20 1721. The alphabets use I for J and V is also used for the letter U.

Margaret was born in Reading , an area in the north part of Boston township.

The sampler consists of several intricately stitched bands and flowering vine motifs enhance the bottom section.

Silk on linen; 9 ½" x 13" framed.


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