While looking through some old papers, I found this wrinkled clipping, perhaps removed from an issue of "Maine Antiques Digest" or similar publication, showing the c. 1826 sampler of Charlotte White which sold at auction for $3422. Photograph by Sloans & Kenyon, presumably the auctioneer.
I can just barely make out the following names:
- Parents John White and Charlotte Hapgood
- Abraham White
- Charlotte White
- Winthrop White
- Luther White
- possibly Mary White
- possibly John White
Charlotte White was 12 years old when she made this circa 1826 intricate needlework for her family tree. Residing in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, she designed the 16-1/2" x 17" fabric with 11 squares in which to add family information. She used seven of the squares, leaving four blank for the future. Estimated at $3000/4000, it sold for $3422. Sloans & Kenyon photo.
If you have further information on Charlotte White or her family, please leave a comment or contact me directly. Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers & Appraisers might have a record of where this sampler went after the auction, in case you are interested.
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