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Stephen & Carol Huber:  Dealers in antique needlework samplers, silk embroidery, cross stitch, tapestries.

NARCISSA, Norwich, CT silk embroidery from Huber

Frances Mary Eldredge
Norwich, CT c.1810

This very charming silk embroidered picture with a totally filled in stitched background depicts a beautiful young lady holding a basket of wheat. A note written in ink on the back paper, reads as follows;

Presented to Mary E. Huntington in 1878 by Grandma Lyman. This picture designed to represent Narcissa, referred to in Young’s “Night Thoughts” was worked by her when Mary Eldredge was at Miss Nott’s School in Franklin, Conn about 1810 when she was 16 or 7 years old.

Frances Mary Eldredge (1792-1878) was one of fourteen children born to Capt. James Eldredge and Lucy Gallop.

Silk on silk; Sight 8” x 6” , Glass 10” x 8”, Frame 12” x 10”


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