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Sampler: T.32-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Eliot, Mary (Maker)


Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and eyelet hole stitch; the edges are turned under and hemmed. The top of the sampler is made up of six, narrow, horizontal border line designs, these are followed by 15 horizontal bands, separated by more line designs, which include alphabets, numerals and the inscription 'Mary Eliot her work may 17/1737'.


History note: Given to the donor by Mary Minet

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 25.6 cm
Width: 22.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: AD 1737 : George II

Materials used in production

pink, blue, yellow, green, brown, red Silk unbleached Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and eyelet hole stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.32-1938
Primary reference Number: 110763
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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