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

sampler by Mary Warner from Huber

Mary Warner
Needlework sampler
Lyme, CT 1818

Mary worked this antique needlework sampler depicting Mount Vernon, VA or maybe the Congregational Church in Hadlyme, CT, while attending school probably in Norwich, CT. The central pictorial motif and the Greek key border at the bottom are characteristic of Norwich samplers.

Mary Warner was born on January 17, 1801 in Lyme, CT and in 1818 at age 17 she worked this sampler. In 1822, at age 21, she was listed as a member of the Congregational Church. She died unmarried at the age of 24 in Lyme, CT on August 10, 1825 and is buried in Seldon cemetery, a small cemetery behind a house on Joshuatown Road in Lyme.

Her father was Selden Warner, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Selden Warner, was born on October 20, 1760 in Hadlyme, CT. He died of paralysis at age 82 in Hadlyme, CT on March 1, 1843. Selden Warner was a farmer in his hometown and he graduated from Yale College in 1782 and became a physician in Hadlyme, CT. He had seven sons and two daughters

Mr. Warner and his wife were members of the Congregational Church where he served as Deacon until 1833.

Silk on linen; 16 x 18 inches sight.


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