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Sampler: T.19-1939

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Sampler, muslin, embroidered with cream and red cotton thread. The edges are turned, mitred and hemmed. Borders of drawn thread work stitches divide the sampler into three main rectangles, one of which contains sixteen further examples of fine-drawn thread work. The other two rectangles have net insertions decorated with embroidery, one with a central square with various needle lace stitches.

Legal notes

Given by Louis Clarke

Measurements and weight

Length: 1'0.3/4 ft
Width: 11.3/6 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


19th Century
After 1801 CE - Before 1900 CE


The fine-drawn thread work is usually associated with the Point de Saxe of Germany (Dresden work) and Tönder work of Denmark.

Materials used in production

cream, red Cotton

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Sampler, muslin, embroidered with cream and red cotton thread. The edges are turned, mitred and hemmed.
Drawn thread work

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.19-1939
Primary reference Number: 110881
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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