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Susanna Death 1768

Fine 18th century sampler by Susanna Death dated 1768. Worked in coloured silks on a linen ground. Incorporating The Lords Prayer, this sampler retains good original colour and is fully conservation mounted and framed behind U V protective glass.
Framed size 45 cm x 51 cm

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Emily Ingham 1844

Mid-nineteenth century sampler worked by Emily Ingham, aged 13, at Cornhill and Lime Street Ward School in 1844. Emily and her younger sister Louisa were brought up by their mother Susan, who was working as a dress maker in the parish of St Botolf, Bishopgate. The school was set up to educate the children of the working poor, it aimed to give the children the necessary skills for a life in service or to go into an apprenticeship. Full genealogical information is available.
Framed size 55 x 42 cm

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Catherine Hartley. Circa 1835

This attractive sampler has an almost three dimensional effect achieved through tight stitching on the individual images worked with coloured silks using cross and petit point.
Contained in the original broad mahogany frame.

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Licensed Victuallers' School. London 1856.

A rare neatly embroidered sampler probably embroidered as a presentation piece on the occasion of the annual election of children to the school which was founded in 1803 for the children of deceased or impoverished publicans.
Framed Size. 19 x 16ins.

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A New Map of Scotland for Ladies Needlework

The title of this rare silk map is at the top left hand corner within a cartouch surrounded by greenery and a tartan swag with a highlander in traditional dress. A paper version of this map is in the collection of the National Library of Scotland, whilst another copy is owned by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
Contained in the original oval mahogany frame.
Framed Size 19 x 16

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Small anonymous sampler dating from circa 1830. Worked in coloured silks on a fine linen ground. This sweet sampler is typical of those produced at orphanage and charity schools during the first half of the nineteenth century. Fully conservation mounted and framed. In fine condition.

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Ann Grigg 1806

Finely worked sampler by Ann Grigg aged 10 years, dated 1806. This finely worked charming sampler incorporates a large number of individual motifs worked around eight moral verses laid out to create a very symmetrical composition. Retaining good original colour, in fine original condition.
Framed size 53 x 42 cm

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Elizabeth Carver 1843

Finely worked plain sewn sampler worked by Elizabeth Carver at Hardley in Norfolk aged 10 years old in 1843. Clearly the young Elizabeth was receiving some instruction of the classics in her education. Elizabeth came from a farming family and it is likely she was educated at the local school. Genealogical information available. Provenance ex collection of Vivian Crellin.

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