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

New York sampler by Sarah Janeway from Stephen and Carol Huber

New York, NY 1783

Sarah worked this classic New York sampler with numerous biblical motifs, Adam & Eve, Jacob's ladder, etc, in a layered format surrounded by a border and inscribed at the bottom, SARAH JANEWAY HER WORK NEW YORK MAY 11 1783 AGED 11 YEARS.

Sarah (1771-1841) was the daughter of George and Auftjie (Ten Eyck) Janeway of New York City. Her Father, a captain in the New York militia during the Revolution, was a man of substantial wealth and was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. In 1791 she married Peter Van Zandt, a prominent New York merchant. They lived at 135 Green St. Greenwich village, NYC and had 10 children. Her portrait now hangs in the NY Historical Society. She died of consumption and is buried NY Marble cemetery, plot: vault 65.
From cemetery records: Sarah Ann Janeway VanZandt 1841-01-30 Wife of Peter VanZandt, Sr, age 69. Daughter of George Janeway and Auftje Ten Eyck. 135 Greene St. New York, NY. Consumption. Born 03/17/1771 died 01/28/1841

Silk on linen; 15 1/2" x 19"


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