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Hannah Chorlton. 1851

Imposing nineteenth century sampler by Hannah Chorlton, dated 1851. The depiction of Solomans Temple was a popular subject for inclusion on samplers during the middle years of the 19th century, with this example retaining very fine original condition and colour. Worked in coloured silks on a fine linen ground.
Framed size 67 x 65 cm

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Mary Hammersley. 19th century

Charming sampler worked by Mary Hammersley in 1825. The large centrally placed royal coat of arms surrounded by two four line verses and numerous individual motifs including crowns, birds, stags and floral motifs. Contained in original frame in fine condition. Worked in coloured and white silks on a linen ground.
Framed size 52 cm x 43 cm

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Hannah Burnyeat. Early 18th century

Important early eighteenth century Quaker sampler worked by Hannah Burnyeat from Loweswater in Cumbria whilst attending a school in Dublin Ireland. Hannah's sampler is one of three extant examples now known to have been worked under Quaker instruction in Dublin. Hannah's family were amongst the earliest followers of George Fox, her grandfather's brother John Burnyeat (1631 - 1690 ) being one of the most influential early Quaker ministers. Worked in coloured and white silks on a linen ground.
Framed size 51 cm x 28 cm

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Miniature Sampler

Miniature sampler inscribed with the name James Campbell. The reverse of this sampler has an attached note which reads Dear Bessie. This is what I done for your grandfather when I was at school. This is how we spent our leisure hour, quite content with our lot in life,. Very finely worked in coloured silks with its original pink silk ribbon binding.
Framed size 24.5 x 21 cm.

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Maria Jewesbury 1816

Early nineteenth century 'House sampler' worked by Maria Jewesbury aged 10 years in 1816. Maria probably worked her neat sampler at school in Gloucester where she was brought up. Full genealogical information is available. Worked in coloured silks on a fine wool ground, this sampler retains good original colour and condition.
Framed size 47 x 38 cm

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Alies Bond. 1846

Intricately worked sampler stitched by Alies Bond, aged 10 years in 1846 at Mrs Sothertons school, Bowden Hill. Worked solely in red thread on a cotton ground a combination most usually associated with charity schools and Orphanages. Bowden Hill is situated near Lacock, Wiltshire and Alies or Alice's father Samuel worked as a cloth weaver at Bowden Mill. The family lived in one of the mill cottages and in 1851 the census shows they had taken in a lodger, who at the age of 78 was also working in the mill and described as a cloth worker. Alice at the age of 15 is also working as a knitter at the mill.
Framed size 33 x 29 cm

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Elizabeth Evans. 19th century

19th century sampler worked by Elizabeth Evans aged 13 years. Freely worked sampler with a centrally placed moral verse surrounded by exuberantly worked potted plants and paired birds and stags, the whole within a flowerhead border. The sampler retains outstanding colour and is in fine original condition.
Framed size 55 cm x 44 cm

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Frances Sophia Pymer. 19th century

Mid 19th century sampler by Frances Sophia Pymer aged 12 years dated 1843. In fine condition retaining good original colour. Frances has worked her sampler in coloured silks on a fine linen ground.
Framed size 68 cm x 55 cm

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