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Mary Denham

Highly unusual and rare family register sampler worked by Mary Denham aged 10 years at Mrs Shaws school, St Aubyn Street. Mary's family lived in Stoke Dameral, Devon. Intricately worked in coloured silks on a fine linen ground.

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Pocket sampler. Circa 1800

Quaker lettering sampler worked by Rachel Withy at Downend in 1806. Worked in dark blue silk on a linen ground. Full genealogical information available.
Framed size 40cm x 40cm

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Julia A Moore. 1883

Bristol Orphanage sampler worked by Julia A Moore in 1883. This fine example of a Bristol Orphanage sampler retains very good colour and condition. Conservation mounted and framed behind UV protective glass. Full genealogical information available. Illustrated 'The Educated Stitch' 2019 page 50.
Framed size 44 x 44 cm.

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Pocket sampler. Circa 1800

A diminutive orphanage pocket sampler worked in coloured silks on a fine linen ground.This example retains very good original colour and remains in fine condition. Initialled L R this example dates from circa 1800.
Framed size 35.5 x 18 cm.

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M A Hunton Martin. 1829

Fine plain sewn Quaker extract sampler worked by M A Hunton at Ackworth school in the year 1829.
Mary Ann Hunton came from London and entered the school in the year she worked her sampler, 1829, she left in 1831. Her brother Thomas also attended the school leaving the following year 1832. Mary Ann worked an extract on 'Resignation' penned by the prominent early Methodist writer James Hervey who wrote a number of popular books during the first half of the eighteenth century. Worked in black silk on a fine wool ground.
Framed size 33 x 28 cm

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Elizabeth Wright. 1814

Exceptionally finely worked Quaker darning sampler by Elizabeth Wright at Ipswich school in 1814. This example remains in fabulous condition. The striking black and white silk thread on a fine ground relates to almost identical known samplers worked at other Quaker establishments including amongst others Tewkesbury School. Framed to conservation standards behind UV protective glass.

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Ann Hammond. 1831

Fine and attractive darning sampler worked by Ann Hammond and dated May 22nd 1831. Worked with nine darned crosses and four pansy or viola motifs, this sampler presents a striking sense of symmetry. Retaining good colour and in fine condition the sampler is conservation mounted and framed behind UV protective glass in a period maple frame.
Framed size 53 x 51 cm.

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Louisa Farndell 1827

Beautifully and finely stitched floral sampler worked by Louisa Farndell in 1827, aged 13 years. This striking freely worked sampler retains great original colour and good condition. Worked in vibrantly coloured silks on a fine wool ground incorporating a variety of different stitch techniques
Framed size 56 x 47 cm.

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