Worked in silk on linen; inscribed Sally Crygier, Her work, begen July the 8 day 1734 Symon Crygier. Together with a Needlework Band Sampler worked in silk on linen, signed by Rebecca Middleton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated 1798 and Two Needlework Pictures both English and worked in silk and French knots on silk; the first of a little boy embraced by his mother; the second of a little boy holding a kite. 4 pieces.
Sotheby's, New York, The Theodore H. Kapnek Collection of American Samplers, January 31, 1981, sale 4531Y, lot 91;
John S. Walton, Inc., Jewett City, Connecticut
Rare early sampler-- possibly the oldest known New York sampler-- executed in a variety of stitches including cross, straight, satin, stem, outline and Oriental in tones of green, blue, beige, brown and white silk on linen and worked with bands of alphabets above a pious verse; a large bird at bottom beneath a large rose; inscribed Sally Crygier, Her work, begen July the 8 day 1734 Symon Crygier.
Sally Crygier was the daughter of Symon and Antje Van Oot Crygier of New Amsterdam. She was baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church of New York and was married to Geremias Law on July 4, 1744. Symon Crygier was a descendant of Martin Crygier, First Burgomaster of New Netherlands.
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