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Miss Cornwall's school sampler from Huber

Catharine Hellen Chapple
Family Record Sampler
Miss Cornwall's School
Glastonbury, CT 1831

Catharine, at age 12, was boarding in Glastonbury, CT. Her family lived in lower Manhattan in New York. She worked this graphic sampler that includes all the classic elements of the other few samplers known from this school such as; the three sided flowering rose border, arched columns and three wreaths at the top.

Inscribed at the bottom: Family Register wrought - at Miss Cornwall's School / by Catharine Hellen Chapple - Glastonbury, Connecticut 1831

Parents - information in three cartouches at the top:
Anthony Chapple b. Jan. 21, 1780 & Catharine Denny b. Jan. 8, 1786 m. Dec. 26, 1808

Children - information recorded middle left and in monument at bottom:
James A, Chapple b. Dec. 28, 1809
Mary Chapple b. June 23, 1812 - on monument d. 24 hours old
Mary Chapple b. July 23, 1813 - on monument d. 18 hours old
Mary J. Chapple b. Dec. 19, 1814 - on monument d. May 8, 1826 - 8 yr, 9 mo, 24 days
Sarah A, Chapple b. July 14, 1817
Catharine H. Chapple b. Nov. 13, 1819 - sampler maker
Susan E. Chapple b. April 11, 1822
Ameila A. Chapple b. Sept. 22, 1824

Silk on linen: 22 ¼ x 28 ¼ inches framed.


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