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Sampler: T.108-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified




Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and hem stitch. The edges are hem stitched. The sampler comprises 12 horizontal bands which feature narrow repeat border patterns, alphabets, numerals, line edging, crowns, coronets, detached designs (birds, flowers in pot, sprigs, key, padlock, table and chairs), 12 sets of initials and a wreath containing the initials 'SRS'.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 11.5/8 in
Width: 9.7/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Production date: AD 1824

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and hem stitch. The edges are hem stitched

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SRS
  • Location: Inside a wreath
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.108-1938
Primary reference Number: 110839
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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