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Sampler: T.99-1938

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Houw, Anna D

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Description

Darning sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch with pattern or damask darning. The edges are turned under, stitched and trimmed with bobbin lace. The sampler comprises of thirteen examples of darning patterns with a further four framing a cockerel, wreath and coronet with the inscription 'ANNA HOUWD 1754'.

Notes

History note: Given to the donor by J.E. in 1869

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.1/2 in
Width: 15.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Production date: AD 1754

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Darning sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch with pattern or damask darning. The edges are turned under, stitched and trimmed with bobbin lace.
Embroidering
Darning

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.99-1938
Primary reference Number: 110830
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 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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