Sylvia Green,

Sylvia Green,

Danville, Vermont, 1827

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sampler size: 8” x 9½” • frame size: 10¾” x 12¼” • price: $2800

Far fewer samplers were made in Vermont than in the other New England states and we are pleased to offer this simple but very well-made example signed, “Sylvia Green daughter of Edmund and Sylvia Green of Danville VT July 22 1827.” The band along the bottom with a sawtooth and little leaves is particularly charming.

Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT 1764-1887 complied by Hamilton Child (The Syracuse Journal Company, 1887) includes mention of this family, stating that Edmund Green came to Danville from Salem, Massachusetts some time prior to 1798 and cleared a farm in the northern part of town. He and his second wife, Sylvia (Bret) Green reared eight children there.

Sylvia was born in 1811 and remained single, living in Danville with her mother and a younger sister as indicated in the 1850 census. She died in 1860 at age 49.

The sampler was worked in silk on linen and is in excellent condition. It has been conservation mounted and is in a period mahogany beveled frame.

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