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Elizabeth Bancroft 1804

Finely worked sampler by Elizabeth Bancroft, worked at school in Newton Lane, Manchester in her eleventh year in 1804. This sampler stitched on a fine gauze ground demonstrates the young Elizabeths skill with a needle in the minutely worked alphabet and verse.
Worked in black and gold silk on exceptionally fine linen gauze. Provenance ex collection of Vivian Crellin.
Framed size 33 x 22 cm

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Mary Vere 1792

Late eighteenth century house sampler worked by Mary Vere, marked her work November I 1792. This charming house sampler retains good original colour and condition. Worked in coloured silks on a fine wool ground.
Framed size 44 x 39 cm

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Elizabeth Cornick 19th Century

Fine example of a 19th century sampler depicting the three crosses, entitled 'A Curious Piece of Antiquity On the Crucifixion of Our Saviour and the Two Thieves'. Worked by Elizabeth Cornick aged 10 years in Bridport. Retaining good original colour. Worked in coloured silks on a fine wool ground.
Framed size 53 x 40 cm

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Maria Berry 1820

Charming folky depiction of Adam and Eve on a sampler by Maria Berry circa 1820. This sampler is worked in lustrous floss silks on a very fine wool ground. Retaining exceptional colour and in fine original condition.
Framed size 55 x 45 cm

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Spot Motif Sampler dated 1674

Exceptionally rare dated seventeenth century spot motif sampler dated 1674 and initialled MIP. This rare example includes a family Coat of Arms (currently being researched). It also includes geometric, floral and figurative spot motifs. the sampler is worked using a variety of different stitch techniques in coloured silks on an unbleached linen canvas ground.
Framed size 78 x 37 cm

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Deborah Watson 1808

Quaker medallion sampler worked by Deborah Watson at Ackworth school in 1808. Deborah entered Ackworth in 1806 from her family home in Durham, she worked her sampler the year she left in 1808. Worked in the muted silk threads typically associated with these medallion samplers, this example retains exceptional original condition.
Framed size 67 x 64 cm

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Rhoda Brannan, 1820

Charming 19th century sampler worked by Rhoda Brannan at Southey aged 9 in 1820. Worked in coloured silks on a fine linen ground, this sampler retains good original colour, and combines a wide variety of different stitch techniques, showing the young Rhoda's skill with her needle.
Framed size 53 x 43 cm

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Mary Cannicott 1816

Finely worked sampler by Mary Cannicott aged 14, dated 1816. This striking sampler worked with the ten commandments arranged in two tablets, and an upper pictorial panel depicting a huntsman and his dogs provides a very pleasing composition. Mary was born in 1803 in Broadway, a small village in South Somerset. Full genealogy available. Retaining very good original condition.
Framed size 61 x 40 cm

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