Lot 4: MARYLAND SAMPLER. Ca. 1837. Silk on linen. Signed
Early American Antiques & Decorative Arts Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Auction
November 23, 2007
Delaware, OH, USA
Description: MARYLAND SAMPLER. Ca. 1837. Silk on linen. Signed "Catherine Hauser Aged 10 years" followed by sentimental verse over double-chimney brick or stone house and large basket of flowers. Worked sets of the alphabet and numbers. The whole surrounded on three sides by strawberry border. According to accompanying history, Catherine was born in December of 1827 and married Thomas Henry Vansant. The 1860 census lists the family as all being Maryland born and living in Baltimore. Minor imperfections. 17" x 17". Modern frame.