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Sampler Initialled 'AS', 1804

Sampler Initialled 'AS', 1804

Lovely darning sampler with a border of darned crosses and a central floral bouquet also worked in darning stitches. Embroidered by a girl with the initials 'AS' in 1804.

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Elizabeth Wright. 1814

Elizabeth Wright. 1814

Exceptionally finely worked Quaker darning sampler by Elizabeth Wright at Ipswich school in 1814. This example remains in fabulous condition. The striking black and white silk thread on a fine ground relates to almost identical known samplers worked at other Quaker establishments including amongst others Tewkesbury School. Framed to conservation standards behind UV protective glass.

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Darning Sampler. Late 18th Century

Darning Sampler. Late 18th Century

A delicately worked colourful darning sampler consisting of a central floral bouquet tied with a knotted ribbon, trailing leafy border and eight darning exercises all displaying individual patterns. Worked on a very fine gauze ground. Contained in the original gilt frame.

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Lucy Lott 1805

Lucy Lott 1805

Fine darning sampler worked by Lucy Lott in 1805. Worked in coloured silks on a fine ground retaining good original colour and condition, this example is illustrated in 'The educated Stitch' pub Witney Antiques 2019 page 60.

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Sampler by Sarah Everitt, 1777

Sampler by Sarah Everitt, 1777

A beautiful and very charming darning sampler embroidered by Sarah Everitt in 1777, featuring darned crosses, a central vase and bouquet worked in darning stitches, and a floral border also worked in darning stitches.

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Coloured Darning Sampler 1810

Coloured Darning Sampler 1810

Exceptional and finely worked coloured darning sampler initialled MP and dated 1810. A number of darning samplers which share common design elements are known to exist and may have originated in the same as yet unknown school or under the direction of the same school teacher. Worked on a very fine linen gauze in coloured silks. this sampler retains outstanding original colour and is in fine condition.

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Eliza Miller, aged 14 dated 1839

Eliza Miller, aged 14 dated 1839

Beautifully worked darning sampler by Eliza Miller, aged 14 dated 1839. Worked in coloured silks on a fine linen ground.

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