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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.

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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

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July 1834

This impressive sampler bears no name but the date July 1834, the year in which it was completed. Worked with brightly coloured silks it clearly show the influence of the Berlin wool-work patterns coming from Germany which were beginning to sweep the country. Numerous small spot motifs fill the ground with dramatic swags of flowers. The sampler contained within a carnation border.

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Sarah Browne. 'Her Work Finished November 28 1799. Aged 12 years'

Worked with coloured silks this sampler is unusual in that it does not contain any text but is solely composed of numerous balanced decorative images. This give no practice in lettering which was a useful skill for females going into domestic service

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