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Miniature Sampler Pillow

Rare surviving miniature sampler pillow worked in red on a fine linen gauze ground. Objects like this were often worked at orphanages either as gifts, presentation pieces or to be sold at open days to raise money for the institution
Framed size 26 x 23 cm

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Sarah Fallover, 1793

Fine late 18th century sampler worked by Sarah Fallover in 1793. The cherubs, worked in fine silk satin stitch have the rare addition of original painted paper arms, legs and faces. This very distinctive rare sampler retains very good original colour and condition.
Framed size 44 x 40 cm

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Anne Evans. 1770.

Worked in coloured silks on a linen ground the sampler uses as it's text the Ten Commandments placed above a black and white chequer-board plinth. Enclosed within an unusual border of decorative assorted flower heads with angels, birds and potted plants.
Framed Size. 21 x 20 ins. 54 x 56 cms

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Catherine Winbush. 1832.

Catherine Winbush Her work in the year of our Lord 1832.
Finished July 26 aged 12’.
This well executed sampler is almost identical to one worked by Elizabeth Harris and illustrated in the Catalogue of Embroideries The Lady Lever Art Gallery. Page 239. Contained in the original gift wood frame.
Framed size: 36 x 46 cm

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Ann Hiley. Age 13. 1833

Samplers embroidered in both English and Welsh are rare. During the 19th century the Welsh language was actively discouraged in schools and given no support or recognition. Genealogical research shows that Ann came from Monmouthshire, Wales, and brings to light much family history which is available and published in 'Historic Samplers. What's in A Name? People and Places'.(Pub. Witney Antiques).
Framed Size. 20 x 16 ins.

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Eliza Duffield. Aged 10. 1843.
Bishop of Canterbury's Palace

Despite the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury being Lambeth Palace the image embroidered on this sampler is clearly Canterbury Cathedral.
Framed Size: 21 x 17 ins. 51 x 43 cm.

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Mary Martin. March 29th 1827

Sampler worked in coloured silks depicting a shepherdess, Sheep in front of a red brick house. Contained in the original broad rosewood fame.
Framed Size. 23 x 18 ins.

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Brown Family Memorial Sampler. Circa 1835.

Memorial and family register samplers were for some reason more popular in America than England. A note on the reverse of the sampler tells us that it was embroidered by Anna Maria Brown (1822 - 1900).
Size 17 x 18 ins.

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