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

Hunterdon County, NJ sampler from Huber

Thisbe Britton
Needlework sampler
Hunterdon County, New Jersey c.1818

Much has been written about Hunterdon County, NJ samplers. See A Sampling Of Hunterdon County Needlework by Dan and Marty Campanelli. Their incredible research and efforts have brought numerous Hunterdon County samplers out of the shadows. This example, to date, is the earliest one known from this classic Hunterdon County "Collared Deer" group and simply one of the best.

Thisby Britton is a 2nd cousin to Fanny Britton whose sampler is pictured on the front cover of Dan and Marty's above mentioned book.

Thisbe Britton (1804-1826) was the daughter of Samuel Britton (1779-1814) and Sarah Curtis. Thisby was probably in her early teens when she worked this sampler. She died at the young age of 21.

Silk on linen; 16 ¾" x 20 3/4" framed, 13 7/8" x 17 7/8" sight.


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