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

Burlington County, NJ -1827 sampler from Huber

Martha C. Hooton
Needlework Sampler
Burlington County, NJ dated 1827

Rare Burlington County, NJ sampler wrought by Martha C. Hooton aged twelve dated 1827.

I love the man who scorns to bend/ Beneath afflictions blast/ Who trusts in an Almighty friend/ For his reward at last.

Martha C Hooton's work/ wrought in the 13 year of her/ age 1827

This impressive sampler has the classic Burlington County, NJ, double-vine rose border and a large central three-story building standing on a green lawn filled with various animals, a small female figure, and a man with a top hat aiming a gun at a prowling fox. Other areas of the sampler are filled with Quaker motifs. The depiction of crowns is unusual for American samplers of this period.

Silk on linen; 26 ¼" x 27 ¾" framed.

Ex-collections: Theodore H. Kapnek, Alexander W. Drake, Henry Francis du Pont.
Illustrated: Girlhood Embroidery by Betty Ring pg. 481, fig. 535


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