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To Mrs Jenkinson. Exeter 1835.

A very interesting sampler worked as a presentation piece to a Mrs Jenkinson, described 'Tis thus of Jenkinson we speak, our benefactress and our friend. Her love we still retain'. The sampler is of unusual acrostic form with the first letter of each line on the top verse spelling out the name JENKINSON. Very neatly worked on a fine linen ground.
Framed Size: 20 x 15 ins.

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AO HER WRK 1757. English

A brightly coloured mid 18th Century band sampler worked on a linen ground. Rows of alphabets and numerals are placed above eight decorative bands of patterns to include eyelet, brick, satin, flame and queen stitch.
Framed Size: 24 x 12 ins.

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Charlotte Malpas. 1834.

This delicately worked sampler displays characteristics found on samplers worked in orphanages.There is a very similar sampler by Emma Ware in the collection held by the City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. N4897. The the reverse of Charlotte's sampler states: d-and-buried 24.12.1904 No 293 Union Workhouse Infirmary. Cheltenham.
Framed Size 12 x 11 ins.

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Mary Hoskin 1816

'Mary Hoskin finished this Sampler March the 8th 1816 in the eighth Year of her age'.
A charming sampler worked in coloured silks. Mary's age bears tribute to both her own skills and the skill of her teacher in producing work of such a technically high standard.

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Charlotte Willsea 1827.

This outstanding darning sampler comes from a large group known to have been worked in and around Norfolk. This sampler is closely related to one by Ursula Thompson dated 1810 of Norwich. Illustrated 'The Norfolk Sampler Tradition'. Joanne Luckacher. The complex darning patterns of both samplers are further enhanced by areas of white work.
Contained in the original ebonised frame.
Framed Size 18 x 16 ins.

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CL 1823
Continental. Mixed Media.

A brightly coloured sampler in remarkable unfaded state. The sampler may have been the work of a student in preparation for a position as a milliner or dress maker. The striking designs are constucted in skillfully shaded silks, spangles, metallic threads, chenille and aerophane (a fine silk gauze with a wrinkled crepe appearance, popular in the first half 19th century). Worked on a silk ground and bound with pink silk ribbon.
Contained in a period gilt frame.
Framed Size 19 x 15 ins.

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An impressive sampler composed of numerous floral images based on Berlin pattern books. A large spray of pink cabbage roses draws immediate attention to the eye. The outer edges bound in pink sik.
Framed Size 39 x 22 ins.

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Elizabeth Squire, York School. 1801.

Elizabeth embroidered her detailed Map of England and Wales in 1801 whilst a pupil at the Quaker School in Trinity Lane, York. This school opened in 1785 and later was known as York School and finally to this day as The Mount School. The Mount School have in their archives similar finely worked map and darning samplers. Templates for this map were commercially available and another example by Mary Peacock 1802 and clearly worked from the same template, is illustrated in 'Quaker School Girl Samplers from Ackworth', Page 62, Carol Humphrey. Contained in a finely reeded ebonised period frame.

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