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MS 1791. Ackworth School.

Medallion sampler of landscape form almost certainly by Mary Storr, a scholar at Ackworth School between 1789 and 1791.

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Bristol Orphanage. Circa 1882

Mary Elizabeth ( Lizzie ) Alexander.
Thanks to the exacting records kept by Bristol orphanage we are able to provide genealogical records of the Alexander family. This sampler is unusual in the fact that it has been worked in red and blue threads rather than the normal single red thread.
Framed Size 18 x 16 ins.

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Licensed Victuallers' School. London 1856.

A rare neatly embroidered sampler probably embroidered as a presentation piece on the occasion of the annual election of children to the school which was founded in 1803 for the children of deceased or impoverished publicans.
Framed Size. 19 x 16ins.

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Alice Lydia Dunn. Aged Thirteen years. Circa 1835

This sampler clearly states at the bottom of the sampler that Alice was taught her needlework skills by her mother. Worked with coloured silks and contained in a period maple frame.
Framed Size 21 x 18ins.

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Catherine Hartley. Circa 1835

This attractive sampler has an almost three dimensional effect achieved through tight stitching on the individual images worked with coloured silks using cross and petit point.
Contained in the original broad mahogany frame.

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