An imposing and historically important Delaware Valley floral sampler worked by Hannah R. Knight in 1837.
The motifs and stitches employed here are found in a recently identified group worked by samplermakers in Bucks and Montgomery County northeast of Philadelphia. The few samplers known at this time include excellent examples at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Whitman Sampler Collection, and The Bucks County Historical Society.
Hannah R. Knight, born in Byberry around 1826, descended on both sides from the earliest settlers of Philadelphia, Quakers who arrived with William Penn in 1682. Her father Leonard is a descendant of prominent citizen, Giles Knight who arrived on the ship Bristol. Her mother Ruth Wynne Knight is a descendant of Dr. Thomas Wynne who was Penn's physician and arrived with him on the ship Welcome.
This fine needlework is in excellent condition and is conservation mounted in its original frame and backboard. Extensive genealogy and pictures of comparable examples accompany this piece.
|Dealer||Van Tassel/Baumann American Antiques|
|Measurements||23 1/4" square, sampler size|
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|Contact||Ruth J. Van Tassel-Baumann, 610-647-3339 or firstname.lastname@example.org|