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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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Mary Scrimshire. Aged 10.
July 10 1797.

An attractive sampler worked in coloured silks contained within a strawberry border. Amongst the familiar potted plants, topiary trees, small birds etc are the biblical figures of the Spies from Canaan and Adam and Eve. Mary's name is placed in a bold central cartouche.
Contained in a broad rosewood frame
Framed size: 21 x 17 in.

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Martha Gill. Age 9 years 1753

This charming sampler of band form contains no text and comprises numerous images, the most striking being placed in the bottom section. This image we associate stylistically with the 17th century and it may have been taken from an earlier engraving. A bird feasts on the fruit of a strawberry plant whilst precariously balanced grasping at a leaf. Coloured silks on a linen ground.
Framed size: 14 x 10 in

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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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