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Sampler: T.77-1928

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Andrus, Christian (Maker)


Band sampler, linen, embroidered with linen, polychrome silk and metal threads in buttonhole, cross, double hem, eyelet hole, double running and satin stitch. The sampler comprises 27 horizontal bands. From the top down the first 18 feature repeat border patterns; band 19 and 20 contain an alphabet and numerals; the remaining bands feature more repeat border patterns except band 21 and 27 which include the name ' CHRSTAN ANDrVS', the date '1687' and a heart.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 76.2 cm
Length: 30 in
Width: 25.4 cm
Width: 10 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


17th Century
Production date: AD 1687 : James II

Materials used in production

buff Linen polychrome Silk Silver metal thread Linen thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with linen, polychrome silk and metal threads in buttonhole, cross, double hem, eyelet hole, Holbein and satin stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.77-1928
Primary reference Number: 110623
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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