Sampler: Adam and Eve
Overall: 18 1/2 x 17 in. ( 47 x 43.2 cm )
embroidered: bottom left, in brown floss: "Worked/by/Phebe Vanhouten" embroidered: bottom right, in brown floss: "Aged 13/years 1830"
Vertical rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; poem centered at top two-thirds; Adam and Eve depicted on either side of tree in colonial dress with Adam holding the forbidden apple; inscription at bottom with "Worked by Phoebe Vanhouton Age 13 years- 1830"; prominent rose continuous border; cross and satin stitches.
Gift of Edith F. Ebbets
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