19th c. Silk Queen's Stitch Ladies Pocketbook - Polly Cate Cheever - Hardwick, Caledonia, VT
Queen's stitch needle worked ladies pocketbook made by Polly Cate Cheever. Silk on linen. With enclosed card providing details of maker and family relations.
Polly was born Sep. 1, 1786, to William Cheever and Zerviah Ryder. The middle child of five children, Polly was raised in Tamworth, Carroll, NH. By 1798, the Cheever family moved to Hardwick, Caledonia, VT, where William's grandfather had been one of the earlier settlers. Polly marries Ephraim Perrin in 1816. Ephraim had been an early settler of the neighboring township of Stannard, Caledonia (originally named Goshen Gore). Polly gave birth to their son Cyrus Perrin on 22 Jun 1817. Following the birth of their second child, Polly dies, most likely while giving birth. The baby daughter is named Polly (it appears that the baby may have died, as well). Ephraim remarries Maria Cutler several months later. They have nine children together.
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Ferguson & D'Arruda Antiques, Little Compton, RI
1805 - 1810
4.25" x 3.25" x 0.5"
Good. Wear appropriate to age. Inner pocket seam stitching coming undone at top. Small holes in inner lining.