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

Lucy Blanchard, NH sampler frpm Huber

Lucy Blanchard
Antique needlework sampler
Hopkinton, NH 1811

Lucy Blanchard (1797-1848), stitched this folksy colorful sampler in 1811 at age 13 while a schoolgirl in Hopkinton, NH. She was the 5th of 7 children of Stephen & Betsey (Estebrook) Blanchard. The eye catching flowering border and stylized trees surround four different style alphabets, numbers, and an open minded verse about contemplating the mysteries of nature with a loving attitude.

For thinking minds, the book of nature is ever opened for our perusals, and a soul warm’d by sensibility and gratitude reads the divine pages with pleasure and contemplates the great source of all with wonder reverence and love.

Lucy, at age 46, married the highly accomplished Masonic Grand Master, Horace Chase (1788-1875) in 1844 as his 2nd wife. His first wife was Lucy's oldest sister Betsey.

Silk on linen; 20” x 20” framed.


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