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

New Castle, DE Sampler - Stephen & Carol Huber

Philipine M. Howell
Needlework Sampler
New Castle, DE dated 1814

Philipine inscribed her sampler: Philipine M. Howell Her Work/ Done in The 14 Year of her Age 1814/ Daughter to Benjamin & Rachel Howell, and she included a verse: Hosanna to the prince of grace/ Sion behold thy king/ Proclaim the son of davids race/ And teach the babes to sing.

Between the inscriptions is a folksy homestead vignette with a house with hand pump, fence and a layered lawn with animals, birds, and seven dressed standing figures of children and adults. The alphabets, inscriptions, and vignette are surrounded with a four-sided saw-tooth and flowering vine border.

Phlipine Miller Howell (1800-1876) was the daughter of Benjamin & Rachel (Miller) Howell, (Members of old Emmanuel Episcopal Church, New Castle, DE. She married 1st in 1819 in Phil, Isaac Brown (1787-1853) of Christiana Hundred, Del. & Philadelphia, and 2nd in 1868 in Phil. , The Reverend Christian Frederick Steinman (1801- 1886), Methodist clergyman.

Cotton on linen; 20 2/2" x 16" framed.

Now $6,300 special sale price - was $8,500

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