Object Details

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Amy Eliza Herbert, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000161
Maker: Amy Eliza Herbert
Maker Birthplace: New Jersey
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Somerset County, New Jersey
School/Teacher:Mary Bellamy
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 66.175
Object Credit: Gift of Mary Amy Allen
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques:
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.50 H x 15.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 21.50 H x 19.50 W (inches)
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: 2
Dividing Lines: 8
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Memorial, Various initials in placed in various locations.
Text medium: Stitched
AMY ELIZA HEBERT
HER SAMPLER SHE WAS BORN
AUGUST THE 6 i8i4
WHEN I AM DEAD    TEN WHEN THIS YOU
AND IN MY GRAVE   SEE REMEMBER ME
AND ALL MY BONE   THAT I AM NOT FORG 
S ARE ROT                        OTTEN
ED AT [located below dividing line at the end of alphabet]
JB [located left side of center flower basket]
SH [located on right side of center flower basket]
MB [located above chimneys]
JB [located on either side of left pine tree]
SAH [located on the left, top and right of the right pine tree]
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Considerable loss
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Four sided, Queen or rococo, Satin
Thread Count: Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 26

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
object
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State family history
Death Date:
cemetery records Batavia Cemetery, Batavia,Genesee County New York
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Parents:
Genealogy Report: Descendants of Jan Van Cleef
Birth:
Death:
donor information
Birth: Death:
Marriages:
Spouse: Abraham PostBirth:
cemetery records Batavia Cemetery, Batavia,Genesee County New York
Death:
cemetery records Batavia Cemetery, Batavia,Genesee County New York
Date:
New Jersey Marriages, 1684-1895
Place:
New Jersey Marriages, 1684-1895
Children:
Mary Francis PostBirth: Oct. 1849Death:
John Henry PostBirth: 1835Death:
William Henry PostBirth: 1837Death:
Jane PostBirth: 1839Death:
Martha Ann/ Anna M. PostBirth: Jun. 12, 1841Death: Feb. 20, 1861
Sarah Elizabeth PostBirth: May 29, 1843Death: Dec. 12, 1920
Peter A PostBirth: Jan. 21, 1848Death: Aug. 10, 1850

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mary Amy Allen
Relation to maker: granddaughter

Conservation:

Conservator: uncertain
Date: April 1975
Actions: removed from frame, cleaned

Conservator: Julia Brennan
Date: 2004
Actions: removed from frame, cleaned

Exhibitions: Title: Museum Gallery
Host: DAR Museum
Date: Aug. 1972

Title: Home and Country: Quilts and Samplers from the DAR Museum Collection
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Oct. 8, 2004 – Apr. 30, 2005

Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 11, 2008 – Aug. 30, 2008

Title: Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860
Host: Morven Museum & Garden
Location: Princeton, NJ
Date: Oct. 3, 2014 – Mar. 29, 2015

Literature:

Author(s): Morven Museum & Garden
Title: Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860
Publication/Publisher: Morven Museum & Garden
Date: 2014

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