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Sampler: T.147-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Dainty, Elizabeth




Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, buttonhole, double running and satin stitch. The edges are buttonholed. The sampler comprises 23 horizontal bands which include an alphabet and lettering, numerals, repeat border patterns, crowns and coronets, flowering plants and flowers, the name and date 'Elizabeth Dainty 1742', and the inscription 'Flavour is deceitfull and beauty is vain but a woman/that Feareth the Lord She shall be PraiSed. Many/Daugthers have done virtuouSly but thou excelleSt/ them all. proverbs Chapter xxxi verSes 29 and 30',' Elizabeth Dainty Wrought this Sampler Anno/Domini 1742 in the ninth year of her Age'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 77.7 cm
Width: 24.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1742 : George II

Materials used in production

cream/ yellow Linen
polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, buttonhole, Holbein and satin stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.147-1928
Primary reference Number: 110693
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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