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

sampler from Stephen and Carol Huber by Martha Rhodes
Martha Rhodes

Foxborough, MA 1831 At aged 11 Martha stitched this unusually structured and graphic sampler surrounded with a complicated saw tooth, flowering vine, and checkerboard boarder. The sampler is inscribed: Martha Rhodes. Foxborough Massachusetts. Aged eleven years. 1831. Also included on the samplers are two pleasing verses of self guidance. May white robed innocence and truth/ My every action guide/ And guard my inexperienced youth/ From arrogance and pride. and The only amaranthine (never fading) flower on earth is virtue/ the only lasting treasure truth.

Silk on linen; 18 3/4" x 19" framed.


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