Wrought by Abigail Corey, daughter of Timothy Corey and mary Gardner both born in
1782; married 1806; listed are names, birth, and death dates of nine siblings all within
sawtooth border flanked by another border within Greek key border. The work remains
in fine condition within a later walnut veneered frame.
A large sampler featuring five alphabets and the most popular of all sampler verses
above a basket issuing a wonderful floral vine. Excellent original condition. The molded
frame painted black is not contemporary to the needlework.
(Frame: 23.5" x 17.25"; view: 20.75" x 15")
My childifh days fwift glide away / And riper years are coming on / May heaven prepare
me for that hour / When I on earth fhall be no more / Hepzibah Harrington.s wrought in /
the eleventh year of my age. Hepzibah was one of eleven children born to Abraham
Harington and Anna Russell of Weston, Massachusetts. She married, as his second
wife, Charles Traine (1783-1849) in 1815, who was first married to her sister Elizabeth
(1785-1814). He graduated from Harvard University in 1805, was the preceptor of
Framingham Academy in 1808, the Baptist minister in town from 1811 to 1839, a
representative to the General Court and a State Senator. The had four children.
(Frame: 19 by 22.25”; sight-size: 16.25 by 19.5”)
Measurement: Frame: 14.5" x 13"; view: 13.75" x 12"
Material: Silk on linen
Additional Information: This marking sampler and embroidery displays three
alphabets, her brick home; basket of flowers centered by birds flanked by mugs and her
Verse: “May prudence point out wisdoms way
Or still reclaim me when I stray
May virtue guide my youthful heart
When vice and folly throw the dart”
Dolly worked this classic Middletown, Connecticut, sampler in the 11th year of her age.
The solidly worked bottom panel depicts prominent buildings and fruited trees in
Middletown. She included a beautiful gentle verse and the most popular verse known on
samplers. A floral border surmounts the triple alphabet registers; the work centered by
strawberry borders. She was the youngest of six children born to David Cornwell and
Grace Johnson. She married Jared Cotton and died at the young age of 22. (Very good
condition, strong color,19 ½" x 18 ½" archivally framed.)
A three and one-half story twin chimney grand house within fenced garden of trees
displaying five birds; brick walled front garden…the diamond pattern front walk displays
substantial thread loss. (Frame: 22 x 23"; view: 20 x 21")
Wrought by Sarah Toppan Raboteau age 9; Birth; 28 May 1798 Newburyport
Elizabeth King / Deerfield / 1837 within wreath, basket of flowers and floral sprig above
four alphabets…above basket of fruits and twin chimney house within fenced landscape
all within zigzag border. (excellent original condition with only typical fading;
frame: 14.5" x 9.5"; view: 13.25"; x 8.25")
(Fading, light water stain at mid right edge; modern frame: 19.25 by 18.25", sight-size: 17.5 by 16.5")
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