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Sampler: T.19-1940

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Sampler, cotton, embroidered with polychrome wools and silks, with a little silver metal thread in cross, Florentine, satin, back and tent stitch with some couched work. The sampler is partially backed and the edges are bound in pale blue silk. The sampler comprises detached motifs of geometric floral and all-over patterns.

Legal notes

Miss Grace Clarke Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 72" in
Width: 9" in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1940-05) by Clarke, Grace F., Miss

Dating

Mid 19th century
Circa 1840 - Circa 1860

Materials used in production

polychrome Wool polychrome Silk Cotton Silver metal thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Sampler, cotton, embroidered with polychrome wools and silks, with a little silver metal thread in cross, Florentine, satin, back and tent stitch with some couched work. The sampler is partially backed and the edges are bound in pale blue silk.
Embroidering Couching (embroidering) Backing (textile)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.19-1940
Primary reference Number: 110884
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sampler" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110884 Accessed: 2022-06-28 07:42:30

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