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Jane Hearn 19th century

Attractive and finely worked nineteenth century house sampler by Jane Hearn aged 12 years. Worked in coloured silks on a fine wool ground this sampler retains exceptional original condition and colour.
Framed size 50 x 39.5

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Sarah Sheppard 1733

Exceptional miniature sampler worked with the Lords prayer by Sarah Sheppard at the age of nine in 1733. Worked in red and green silk thread on a fine linen ground

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Mary Hoskin 1816

'Mary Hoskin finished this Sampler March the 8th 1816 in the eighth Year of her age'.
A charming sampler worked in coloured silks. Mary's age bears tribute to both her own skills and the skill of her teacher in producing work of such a technically high standard.

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CL 1823
Continental. Mixed Media.

A brightly coloured sampler in remarkable unfaded state. The sampler may have been the work of a student in preparation for a position as a milliner or dress maker. The striking designs are constucted in skillfully shaded silks, spangles, metallic threads, chenille and aerophane (a fine silk gauze with a wrinkled crepe appearance, popular in the first half 19th century). Worked on a silk ground and bound with pink silk ribbon.
Contained in a period gilt frame.
Framed Size 19 x 15 ins.

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An impressive sampler composed of numerous floral images based on Berlin pattern books. A large spray of pink cabbage roses draws immediate attention to the eye. The outer edges bound in pink sik.
Framed Size 39 x 22 ins.

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Elizabeth Squire, York School. 1801.

Elizabeth embroidered her detailed Map of England and Wales in 1801 whilst a pupil at the Quaker School in Trinity Lane, York. This school opened in 1785 and later was known as York School and finally to this day as The Mount School. The Mount School have in their archives similar finely worked map and darning samplers. Templates for this map were commercially available and another example by Mary Peacock 1802 and clearly worked from the same template, is illustrated in 'Quaker School Girl Samplers from Ackworth', Page 62, Carol Humphrey. Contained in a finely reeded ebonised period frame.

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Mary Ann Fitzgerald. 1814

Finely worked early 19th century sampler worked by Mary Ann Fitzgerald in 1814. This sampler worked in coloured silk threads on a linen ground shares the same format, central scene and verse as one worked by Maria Clark aged 7 years old, indicating the same school or teacher. Conservation mounted and framed in period frame.
Framed size 38 x 36.5 cm

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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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