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Sampler: T.81-1938

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Current Location: In storage


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Whitework sampler, muslin, embroidered with cotton thread in chain stitch. The edges are turned under and stitched. The sampler contains rows of squares and a central lozenge containing the initials 'GMO' and the date '1810' set within four triangles all worked with drawn thread stitches known as Tönder work.


History note: Purchased by the donor in Copenhagen, 1880

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 11.3/4 in
Width: 11.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Production date: AD 1810

Materials used in production

Cotton Muslin

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Whitework sampler, muslin, embroidered with cotton thread in chain stitch. The edges are turned under and stitched.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in cotton thread

  • Text: 'GMO' '1810
  • Location: Inside a central lozenge
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.81-1938
Primary reference Number: 110812
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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