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Anne Evans. 1770.

Worked in coloured silks on a linen ground the sampler uses as it's text the Ten Commandments placed above a black and white chequer-board plinth. Enclosed within an unusual border of decorative assorted flower heads with angels, birds and potted plants.
Framed Size. 21 x 20 ins. 54 x 56 cms

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Catherine Winbush. 1832.

‘Catherine Winbush Her work in the year of our Lord 1832.
Finished July 26 aged 12’.
This well executed sampler is almost identical to one worked by Elizabeth Harris and illustrated in the Catalogue of Embroideries The Lady Lever Art Gallery. Page 239. Contained in the original gift wood frame.
Framed size: 36 x 46 cm

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M Hobson 1800 - 1802

A TOKEN OF LOVE. Attributed Ackworth School, Yorkshire.
This sampler records 2 dates 1800 - 1802 these are probably the dates in which M Hobson entered and left the school Which is not named on the sampler. This is not without precedent as a number of other samplers from the school exist bearing only initials or names. Of typical medallion configuration this example is worked with multicoloured silk threads on a linen ground.
Contained in the original ebonised frame 25 x 18 in

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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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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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