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

Sampler Burlington, County, NJ

Sampler by LYDIA EVANS
Burlington County, NJ dated 1830

Lydia worked this antique sampler depicting a a large central building most likely inspired by the Westtown Boarding School. Classic characteristics of Burlington County sampler include large building flanked by trees on a lawn dotted with various people, birds, animals, flowers and trees, a centered cartouche with inscription, scattered spot motifs, an alphabet at the top bracketed with a double vine rosebud border. This sampler retains it's original ribbon boarder and mahogany frame.

Lydia was one of five daughters and one son born to Reuben Evans & Martha Phillips of Burlington County, NJ. She was born in 1813, made this sampler in 1830 and later married Eli Evans, as his second wife.

Silk on linen; 24 1/2 x 25 with frame.


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