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Ann Hiley. Age 13. 1833

Samplers embroidered in both English and Welsh are rare. During the 19th century the Welsh language was actively discouraged in schools and given no support or recognition. Genealogical research shows that Ann came from Monmouthshire, Wales, and brings to light much family history which is available and published in 'Historic Samplers. What's in A Name? People and Places'.(Pub. Witney Antiques).
Framed Size. 20 x 16 ins.

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Eliza Duffield. Aged 10. 1843.
Bishop of Canterbury’s Palace

Despite the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury being Lambeth Palace the image embroidered on this sampler is clearly Canterbury Cathedral.
Framed Size: 21 x 17 ins. 51 x 43 cm.

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Mary Martin. March 29th 1827

Sampler worked in coloured silks depicting a shepherdess, Sheep in front of a red brick house. Contained in the original broad rosewood fame.
Framed Size. 23 x 18 ins.

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Brown Family Memorial Sampler. Circa 1835.

Memorial and family register samplers were for some reason more popular in America than England. A note on the reverse of the sampler tells us that it was embroidered by Anna Maria Brown (1822 - 1900).
Size 17 x 18 ins.

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Sarah Williams. Age 16.

An attractive house sampler worked in coloured silks with two six line verses and a number of individual sampler motifs forming a surround. The whole within an undulating geometric vine leaf border. Contained in the original ebonised frame.
Framed size 48 x 38 cm (19 x 15 ins).

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Elizabeth Boyden April 17. 1821.
Saraden School. Staffordshire

This carefully constructed sampler is worked entirely in cross stitch on a cream wool ground with an attractive stylised floral border and a long central verse inscribed ‘An address to the Deity’.
Contained in the original rosewood frame.
Framed Size. 20 x 17 ins.

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German Sampler. DFF 1791.

A superb band sampler worked in brightly coloured silks with numerous images including a splendid image and depiction of Adam and Eve. In outstanding condition.
Framed size: 38 x 114 cm.

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Quaker Linked Medallion Sampler. 18th century. CC 56.

This rare brightly coloured medallion sampler has been a subject of discussion by Carol Humphrey, expert on Quaker samplers.
Embroidered with fine wool thread on linen.
Framed Size: 25 x 17 ins 63 x 44 cm

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