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Martha Gray. 1811

Fine English sampler worked by Martha Gray, Oxford 1811. Depicting a scene of village life Martha has worked her sampler in fine coloured silks on a fine linen ground.
Framed size 63 cm x 44 cm

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Mary Ann Wright. 19th century

19th century sampler of Burghley House in Lincolnshire. Worked by Mary Ann Wright, aged 13 years, in 1821. This sampler is from a known group of samplers worked at Stickney School Lincolnshire.
Framed size 62 x 73 cm

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Hannah Newton, 1702

Although worked in the early years of the 18th century this sampler displays the shape and form of a seventeenth century band sampler. Worked in coloured silks on a linen ground in fine original condition.
Framed size 33 x 96 cm

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Janet Kerr, 19th century

Fine 19th century Scottish sampler worked in coloured silks on an open weave linen ground. Janet has included family names and initials, a practice typical of Scottish samplers of the period. The large church or chapel and adjacent one storey building make this a striking example of a Scottish schoolgirl sampler.
Framed size 54 x 54 cm

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Jane Kerr, 1838

This typical 19th century Scottish sampler depicts a single story cottage beneath bands of alphabets and numerals. Jane has included pairs of family initials. Worked in fine coloured wools on an open weave linen ground.
Framed size 55 x 41 cm

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18th century Continental Sampler

This brightly coloured but unfinished sampler demonstrates a remarkable degree of skill , incorporating not only a wide variety of stitch techniques but employing some of the most minutely worked stitches one will ever see in a sampler. Worked in Germany it dates to circa 1750. For a similar example see acquisition number 01.6271, Gardiner Brewer collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Worked in coloured silks on a fine plain weave linen.
Framed size 45 x 53 cm

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Ann Cooper. 1826

A very busy sampler in which Ann has used every available space for numerous images and a long verse. Worked in silks on a linen ground.
Contained in the original maple frame

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Alice Kate Duncum.
Late 19th Century

This school room exercise combining button hole, hem stitching and lettering was most likely the work of a student teacher named as Alice Kate Duncum aged 21 employed at the School House, Highfield, Southampton. It may have been entered for one of the competition run by female journals of the time.
Contained in the original oval mahogany frame.
Framed Size 19 x 16

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