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


Polly Tebbet sampler from Stephen and Carol Huber

Sally Tebbet sampler from Stephen and Carol Huber

Pair of 18th century samplers
Dover, New Hampshire dated 1789 & 1793
By Polly & Sally Tebbets

(Polly Tebbets aged 11- dated 1789)

Inscribed: POLLY TEBBETS SAMPLER/ AGED - 11 - YEARS DOVER/ AUGUST - 11- 1789.
This early band sampler features multi-colored alphabets and numerals separated with bands and framed with a three-sided sawtooth border and an inscription at the bottom. Silk on unbleached linen; 20" x 12" framed.

(Sally Tebbets aged 13 - dated 1793)

Inscribed: SALLY TEBBETS HER SAMPLER/ AGED 13.
This boldly colored sampler features two tiers of trees and flowering motifs, alphabets and verses, and a three-sided flowering vine border. Silk on unbleached linen; 28" x 18" framed.

The verses are as follow;

FEAR TO OFFEND/ YOUR GOD AND FRIEND.

HAPPY IS HE THE ONLY HAPPY/ MAN WHO OUT OF CHOICE/ DOES ALL THE GOOD HE CAN.
FEAR TO OFFEND/ YOUR GOD AND FRIEND.

THE ROSE IS RED THE GRASS IS GREEN/ THOSE DAYS ARE PAST THAT I HAVE SEEN.

Geneological information is inconclusive but the most probable candidates are all in the vicinity of Dover, New Hampshire.

$11,000 for the pair.


STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
(860) 388-6809

Hubers@AntiqueSamplers.com

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