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

Huber - MA needlework sampler by Greenleaf

Mary Greenleaf
Antique needlework sampler
Ann Waters Woodman School
Newbury, MA 1796

Mary wrought this stunning sampler at aged 10 while attending the Ann Waters Woodman school in Newbury, MA. The distinctive facing parrots are a well known characteristic of the school as is the trefoil border.

Mary (1786-1863) was one of nine children born to Abner Greenleaf (1761-1853) and his wife Sarah Hale (1766-1853) in Newbury, MA. Mary married William Carr (1781-1855) in 1805. He was a tanner and they had five children.

Silk on linen; 15 x 20 ¼ inches sight.


(860) 388-6809


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