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Eliza Miller, aged 14 dated 1839

Beautifully worked darning sampler by Eliza Miller, aged 14 dated 1839. Worked in coloured silks on a fine linen ground.
Framed size 46 x 43 cm

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Eliz Stubbins early 19th century

Fine early 19th century English sampler worked by Eliz Stubbins. The sampler worked in brightly coloured silks on a very fine gauze ground relates to a very similar sampler held in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. The sampler in the Cooper Hewitt Collection is worked by Maria Handsley and is dated 1810 enabling us to confidently date this example to the early 19th century. Research is ongoing to establish the likely location of the two girls and their teacher. Retaining lovely original colour and condition.
Framed size 57 x 51 cm

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Mary Anable, 1823

An exceptionally finely worked floral border surrounding a pious verse makes the young Mary Anable's sampler a visual tour de force. Worked in brightly coloured silks on a fine wool ground this sampler retains wonderful original colour and condition. Dated 1823.
Framed size 55 x 50 cm

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Mary Cullen, 1786

A freely worked border surrounds a central pious verse on this colourful charming sampler. Mary Cullen has stitched her sampler using a wide variety of different stitches in brightly coloured silks on a fine wool ground. Retaining good original colour and condition.
Framed size 44 x 42 cm

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Ann Woolsey, 1721

Fine early 18th century band sampler stitched by Ann Woolsey in 1721. Worked in coloured silks on a plain linen ground this sampler incorporates a wide variety of different stitch techniques. The sampler retains fine original condition. The existence of a second almost identical sampler would indicate that this sampler was worked by Ann whilst at school, further research is underway to see if her teacher can be identified.
Framed size 50 x 27 cm

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Frances White, 19th century

Imposing 19th century sampler worked by Frances White at Mrs Longs school at the age of 11 years. The charming folky animals worked in coloured silks surround a central enclosed verse on Personal Virtues. Worked on a fine ground this sampler retains very good original colour and condition.
Framed size 77 x 55 cm

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Mary Waller, 1732

Extremely rare eighteenth century family memorial sampler worked by Mary Waller in the 12th year of her age 1732. It is unusual for a child to embroider her sampler stating her religion quite so explicitly. Mary came from a large family recording the initials of twelve siblings on her sampler. Worked in coloured silks on a linen ground.
Framed size 57 x 32 cm

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Elizabeth Blackburn 1723

This powerful and brightly coloured early eighteenth century sampler worked by Elizabeth Blackburn in 1723 is clearly worked under the same instruction as the sampler (shown on this page) worked by Ann Woolsey in 1721. Like Ann's sampler this is worked in coloured silks on a fine linen ground and displays the same range of different stitch techniques. This sampler is in exceptional original condition and retains fine original colour.
Framed size 54cm x 29 cm

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