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Sampler: T.116-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified

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Description

Border sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in satin, stem, double running, chain, back, faggot, Greek cross and hemstitch; with French knots, filling stitches and drawn thread work. The edges are hemmed and decorated with eight tassels. The sampler comprises predominantly horizontal and vertical repeat border patterns, some small detached motifs and an inscription which reads 'AS, SAM, SOO, A, XIS'.

Notes

History note: Purchased in London, 1922

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 24.3/4 in
Width: 14.3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Materials used in production

ground and thread Linen
polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in satin, stem, double running, chain, back, faggot, Greek cross and hemstitch; with French knots, filling stitches and drawn thread work. The edges are hemmed and decorated with a knotted (bibila?) stitch and eight tassels.
Embroidering
Drawn thread work

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in polychrome silks

  • Text: 'AS, SAM, SOO, A, XIS'
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.116-1938
Primary reference Number: 110847
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Audit data

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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