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Sampler: T.2-1938

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Maker(s)

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Description

Linen sampler embroidered in polychrome silks, silver and gilt metal thread in back, tent, chain, cross, stem, eyelet, faggot, rococo, Rumanian and plaited braid stitch and interlacing stitches with bullion knots. All the edges are hemmed. The spot sampler consists of detached geometric and floral motifs, (oak and rose) and some all-over patterns.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 40.25 cm
Length: 16.1/4 in
Width: 24 cm
Width: 9.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs

Dating

17th Century
After 1600 CE - Before 1650 CE

Materials used in production

Linen Silk Gilt metal thread Silver metal thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen sampler embroidered in polychrome silks, silver and gilt metal thread in back, tent, chain, cross, stem, eyelet, faggot, rococo, Rumanian and plaited braid stitch and interlacing stitches with bullion knots. All the edges are hemmed.
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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.2-1938
Primary reference Number: 110733
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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