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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 silk.
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 Doggett. 18th century

Mary Doggett. 18th century
Late 18th century sampler worked by Mary Doggett at Sarah Greenfield, her aunt’s school in Nailsea in 1798. Worked with typical Quaker lettering the verse ‘Hymm to the Seasons’ was written by James Thompson in 1730 . Whilst we have been unable to find any records of the family being Quaker, a medallion sampler by Sophia Doggett also worked at Nailsea in 1804 suggests that Sarah Greenfield was at least taught under Quaker instruction. Certainly we do know a number of children from the Southwark branch of the Doggett family were educated at Ackworth School. Full family genealogy is available. Conservation mounted and framed.
Framed size 51 x 38 cm

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Susanna Toovey 1834

This red work sampler worked by Susanna Toovey at Parmoor School in 1834 illustrates the 19th century educational practise of using samplers to teach not only needle working skills but also other subjects such as in this case history. Worked in red thread on a fine wool ground this sampler has been fully conservation mounted and framed.
Framed Size 35 x 31 cm

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