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

From Betty Ring's collection

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sampler by Catharin Brubaker, Lancaster, PA from Betty Ring, Huber

(Description taken from Betty Ring's auction catalogue Januarary 2012 at Sotheby's)

LOT 645
SCHOOL, LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, DATED 1823 worked in silk stitches on a linen ground, signed Catharin Brubaker's Performance in the twelth year of her age, New Holland School, February 1823.

Height 10 1/2 by width 13 3/4 in.

Richard H. and Virginia A. Wood, Baltimore, Maryland, May 24, 1965

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 45, fig. 76)

Catharin's wreath suggests Quaker influence , and performed or performance occurs more often on Quaker work than on other samplers (see Martha Rogers, fig. 24); it also appears on a New Holland School sampler of 1839 (Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ). This was a German and English common school founded in 1796 and located on the Lutheran Congregation's land. Catharin (1811 - 1895) named her parents, Abraham Brubaker (1777-1847) and Anna (1781- 1831) of New Holland; also, her Preceptoress R. Rakestraw. Catharin's married name was Ranck. Catharin Brubaker's mother was Anna Zell. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

ESTIMATE with 25% buyers premium $7,500 - $10,000

Special Offering: Sold

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