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Samplers

As a major source of antique samplers in the United Kingdom, Witney Antiques web site provides a selection of information and images on seventeenth century, eighteenth century and nineteenth century antique samplers, including band samplers and spot motif samplers. In our extensive stock can usually be found historic, genealogical and commemorative antique embroideries, Quaker samplers, map and darning samplers as well as and samplers from institutions, orphanage samplers, prison samplers, charity school and asylum samplers. A great diversity of design and materials are in evidence. Every item has been carefully conserved and is protected using anti UV glass.

We have the largest selection of 17th to early 19th century samplers in the United Kingdom available for sale.
However only a small selection of our stock is on the web site.
If you can't find what your looking for contact us and we may well have the item you require in our showrooms.

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Ann Cooper. 1826

A very busy sampler in which Ann has used every available space for numerous images and a long verse. Worked in silks on a linen ground.
Contained in the original maple frame

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A New Map of Scotland for Ladies Needlework

The title of this rare silk map is at the top left hand corner within a cartouch surrounded by greenery and a tartan swag with a highlander in traditional dress. A paper version of this map is in the collection of the National Library of Scotland, whilst another copy is owned by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
Contained in the original oval mahogany frame.
Framed Size 19 x 16

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Alice Kate Duncum.
Late 19th Century

This school room exercise combining button hole, hem stitching and lettering was most likely the work of a student teacher named as Alice Kate Duncum aged 21 employed at the School House, Highfield, Southampton. It may have been entered for one of the competition run by female journals of the time.
Contained in the original oval mahogany frame.
Framed Size 19 x 16

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Harriet Davis Gillett. 1836. Aged 11.

An interesting sampler showing the National School that Harriet Gillett would have attended. The two doorways marked B and G. denoting the separate entrances for Boys and Girls. Worked with coloured silks using cross and eyelet stitch. Contained in a broad mahogany frame.

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Hannah Albertson 1813. New Jersey. USA

This large format sampler is worked with coloured silks on loosely woven linen. The small floral sprigs scattered over the surface are typical Quaker motifs. Hannah was the daughter of Robert and Mary Albertson and one of ten children. Her father Robert Albertson was born in Hope, New Jersey USA and died in Trafalgar, Ontario, Canada.

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Mid 18th Century.

Brightly coloured sampler featuring a chained stag sitting within a floral arch with customary alphabets, potted plants and a four line verse. The whole surrounded by a geometric leafy border
Original ebonised frame
Framed Size: 16 x 12 ins.

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