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Sampler: T.48-1938

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Quertier, M (Production)


Woollen sampler embroidered with black silk in cross-stitch. All the edges are hemmed, and on the left side there is a hemmed selvedge with double black lines. The border comprises a series of geometric and stylized half medallion motifs, which if worked with their mirror image would make a complete design. Within the border there are seven similar whole motifs and a floral spray. There are various inscribed initials and '1799' worked twice within five of these wreaths or lozenge motifs. In addition there is a detached inscription which reads 'M Quertier 1799'. Medallion samplers are associated with Quaker schooling.


History note: Purchased from the Fine Art Society, 1800

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs H.A. Longman

Measurements and weight

Length: 27.25 cm
Length: 8.7/8 in
Width: 20 cm
Width: 10.3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
Production date: AD 1799

Materials used in production

black Silk ground Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Woollen Quaker sampler embroidered with black silk in cross-stitch. All the edges are hemmed, and on the left side there is a hemmed selvedge with double black lines.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.48-1938
Primary reference Number: 110779
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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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