Needlework Sampler, worked by 11 year old Rachel Haas, Mary Zeller’s School, Philadelphia, PA dated 1808

Rachel Haas

Mary Zeller’s School

Philadelphia, PA dated 1808



Rachel worked this delightful sampler at age 10.  The school mistress created the overall design and the young students did the needlework.  This sampler exemplifies the characteristics of other samplers from the Mary Zeller’s School. Grounded with traditional motifs and symmetry while being enriched with randomly placed folksy motifs, like the courting couple with a dog, the milking cow, and various animals and insects, gives this rare and important sampler a wisp of whimsy.



Silk on linen.


Dealer Stephen & Carol Huber
Date: 1808
Origin Philadelphia, PA
Artist/Maker Rachel Haas
Measurements 18 ¼” x 18 1/8” framed
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Price $8,500
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