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

Canterbury, NH - Huber

Eliza Peverly
Antique Needlework Sampler
Canterbury NH dated 1820

The sampler is inscribed: Eliza Peverly's Sampler wrought in the/ thirteenth year of her age A.D 1820. The bottom panel depicts the classis characteristics of Canterbury samplers, the center basket apposing cantus leaves, inward facing birds, bracketing trees, and hillocks across the bottom, all outlined in black. This is the only known example with a solid queen-stitch background on the bottom and sides.

Eliza was one of three children born to John and Betsey (Sanborn) Peverly. Their children were George Washington, b.1806. Eliza, b. 1808, and Harriot, b. 1813.

Silk on linen; 21" x 19 ¾" framed.


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