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

antique sampler from Huber by Brewster

Preston, CT 1822

Lucretia at aged eleven worked this band sampler with a small Greek Key border and solidly stitched black background band with a girl holding a basket leading a horse. Both the border and the black band are characteristic of Norwich, CT samplers. She included four alphabets, a verse from Alexander Pope (Teach me to feel another’s woe/ To hide the faults I see/ That mercy I to others show/ That mercy show to me.), and inscribed the bottom with her name, birth date, and age.

Lucretia was the daughter of Erastus Brewster and his second wife Esther Hillard and the 6th great granddaughter of Elder Wm. Brewster of the Mayflower.

Esther died giving birth to her tenth child when Lucretia was aged 4. She was the sister of Erastus first wife Sally.

Lucretia married Henry Sears and had two children.

Silk on linen; 19” x 9 ¼” sight.


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