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Sampler: T.16-1938

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Unidentified (Production)

Description

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and a little silver metal thread in cross, double running, satin, eyelet, filling, trellis and needle lace stitches. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom; the sides are turned under and stitched. The sampler is made up of horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, one with 'boxer' figures in contemporary costume, three alphabets, numerals and the inscription 'APRIL THE 4 DAY 1693 MD' with a coronet above the initials.

Notes

History note: Given to the donor by M.Minet, who had bought it at Norwich in 1895

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 30.7/8 in
Width: 8.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 17th Century
William III and Mary II
Production date: AD 1693

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Linen Silver metal thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and a little silver metal thread in cross, double running, satin, eyelet, filling, trellis and needle lace stitches. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom; the sides are turned under and stitched.
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in silk thread with coronet motif placed above it

  • Text: MD
  • Location: Lower half of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.16-1938
Primary reference Number: 110747
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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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