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

Salem, MA needlework sampler from Stephen & Carol Huber

Lucy Turner
Needlework Sampler
Salem, MA dated 1806

Rare stunning Salem, MA sampler with a lavish wide border with mirrored birds at the top flanking a large flower and at the bottom, a vase with flowering vine motifs, all on a solidly stitched surround of blue sky and green ground, In the center are alphabets, numerals, and a verse honoring God, her Parents, and the privilege of learning, and an inscription.

Next Unto God Dear Parents I Address/ Myself to You in Humble Thankfulss/ For All Your Care And Pains on me Bestow.d/ And Means of Learning Unto me Allow.d/ Go On I Pray And Let me Still Pursue/ Those Golden Paths The Vulgar Never Knew.

Inscribed: Lucy Turner is my Name And With my Hand/ I Have Wrought the Same in the 14th Year/ Of my Age Salem March 10th 1806.

Lucy Turner (1791-1843) was the oldest of three children born to Christopher Turner (1767-1812) and Sally Elizabeth Osborne (1775-1850). She died in Salem in 1843 at age 52 unmarried, leaving us this beautiful sampler.

Silk on linen: 25 ½" x 24" framed.


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