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Mary Whearly 1673

This colourful and finely worked band sampler retains fine original condition. Mary Whearly or Wharley (the name is recorded with a variety of spellings) came from a prominent Quaker family from Hunsdon in Hertfordshire. Her uncle Daniel Wharley was married to Mary daughter of Isaac Pennington, and sister-in-law to William Penn. The close religious, business and family ties between the Wharleys, Penningtons and Penns meant that they were among the first to receive or purchase land grants in Pennsylvania. A full description of this sampler is on page 84, 'I write the Needles Praise' pub 2022. Conservation mounted and framed behind Museum UV protective glass.
Framed size 86 x 34.5 cm.

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Maria Sarah Hancock, 1839

Diminutive 19th century sampler worked by Maria Sarah Hancock in 1839 at Raines Charity School, Wapping, London. Worked in coloured silks on a very fine linen ground this sampler is typical of those known to have been worked at this school. A full history of the school is available upon request. Retaining excellent original colour and condition. This sampler is conservation mounted and framed behind UV Protective Museum Glass.
Framed size 27 x 25 cm

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Hannah Mills, 1790

Finely worked Quaker extract sampler worked by Hannah Mills at Milverton School in 1790. Worked on fine ground in black silk this sampler retains good original condition.
Framed size 43 x 36 cm

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Ackworth Medallion Sampler, 1802

Early 19th century Ackworth Medallion sampler worked by Hannah Smith in 1802. Worked in a dark green silk thread on an open linen ground. For further reading on Quaker samplers from Ackworth School see 'Friends A Common Thread' published by Witney Antiques 2008.
Framed size 56 x 54 cm

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Mary Ann Martin, 1793

Finely worked late eighteenth century Adam and Eve sampler worked by Mary Ann Martin in 1793. Worked on a fine wool ground in coloured silk thread retaining good original colour.
Framed size 50 x 41 cm

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Map of Europe, 1780

Finely worked late eighteenth century Adam and Eve sampler worked by Mary Ann Martin in 1793. Worked on a fine wool ground in coloured silk thread retaining good original colour.
Framed size 36 x 32 cm

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Ann Venning 1833

Impressive family record sampler worked by Ann Venning at Marhamchurch school in 1833. This fine example of a family record sampler retains good original colour, worked in coloured silks on an exceptionally fine linen gauze. For further information see page 46 Embroidered Lives and Family Threads. pub Witney Antiques 2018.
Framed size 73 x 57 cm

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Sampler 1822

Worked entirely in cross stitch this anonymous sampler records the death of an infant male child in 1822 from Smallpox. The verse on the sampler is taken from a poem which appeared in 'The poetical Register and Repository of Fugitive Poetry' printed for F and C Rivington, London 1801. This moving sampler is now framed in a period maple frame. The sampler retains excellent original condition.
Framed size 48 cm x 39 cm

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