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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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Ann Leaver. 1834.

An exceptional sampler finely embroidered in coloured silks. An extravagant and freely worked floral border surrounds the meticulously stitched text. Probably worked under Quaker influence.
Framed size: 54 x 63 cm

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Jane Spooner. c. 1830

Contained in a period birds-eye maple frame. Coloured silks on fine wool.
Framed size: 20 x 16 in.

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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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