Witney Antiques - gallery address and contact information   Witney Antiques - 17th & 18th century English furniture, antique clocks, period needlework samplers and early embroideries

antique English & continental furniture, period bracket and longcase clocks, 18th & early 19th century barometers, early embroidered textiles & needlework samplers

Members of:

Site Navigation

Witney Antiques - Introduction and gallery information E-mail News


Silk Pictures


18th & early 19th century chests of drawers antique English & Continental tables period works of art & decorative objects


Catalogues Restoration Fairs/Exhibitions Links Visit Witney






Click on pictures for enlarged image. Please contact the gallery for pricing

Press the reload / refresh button on your browser for the latest updated information

Click on the images to see a larger version

Click to enlarge


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.

Click to enlarge

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.

Click to enlarge

Katherine Ritchie Milne. March 20th 1840

This neatly worked sampler bears the name Threepwood, which is small town in Galashiels, Selkirkshire on the Scottish Borders. Evidence of it's Scottish origin is clearly seen in the typical style of the large alphabetical letters A - L on the third row of alphabets. Family initials in this case placed below crowns are again found on Scottish samplers. Worked with coloured silks on finely woven wool.

Click to enlarge

Mary Christian Law. 1808

A charming sampler worked with coloured silks consisting of numerous individual small motifs surrounding a central verse within an inverted honey suckle border. The base consisting of a country scene with a shepherdess, her flock, farm buildings, assorted animals all placed on a distinctive green chequered ground. Contained in the original maple frame.

Click to enlarge

Darning Sampler. Late 18th Century

A delicately worked colourful darning sampler consisting of a central floral bouquet tied with a knotted ribbon, trailing leafy border and eight darning exercises all displaying individual patterns. Worked on a very fine gauze ground. Contained in the original gilt frame.

Click to enlarge

Jane Price Her Work

This sampler typically dates from the mid 18th century when female literacy was becoming more important. Eleven lines of moral instruction for children form the text above two angels holding 'the crown of life'. Contained in a period ebonised and gilt wood frame.
English. Mid 18th Century.

Click to enlarge

Mary Howells. 1822. Aged 9 Years

This very detailed tightly embroidered sampler is a huge achievement for a young girl of just nine years old. Worked with coloured silks on a fine ground fabric.

Click to enlarge

F Rollier. Late 18th / Early 19th Century
Map Of Europe

Embroidered maps of Europe are less common than those of England and Wales. This large map by F Rollier was probably traced by hand in the school-room and in common with many other embroidered map samplers is surrounded by a wide border of entwined mixed blooms. Coloured silks and chenille on a satin weave silk ground. Broad mahogany frame and mount.
Framed Size. 27 x 30ins. 69 x 76cm

Click on the images to see a larger version

All rights reserved.  Witney Antiques © 1999-2018 :: L.S.A.Jarrett, C.J.Jarrett and R.Scott, Witney Antiques, 100 Corn Street, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6BU
Tel 01993 703902 :: Fax 01993 779852 :: Contact Us :: Email: specialist@witneyantiques.com