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Sampler: T.14-1952

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Catchpole, Emily




Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch. A strawberry and leaf border frames the main body of the sampler which comprises of evenly and symmetrically distributed detached motifs. These include a bird, a flowering plant in a pot, a house, a flowering tree, fruit baskets, birds, a bird on a pillar, clipped bushes, flowers, flowering trees and peacocks. The inscription reads 'Emily Catchpole 1824'.

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Lady St John Hope Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 27.3 cm
Length: 10.3/4 in
Width: 26.6 cm
Width: 10.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1952-10-23) by Hope, St John, Lady


19th Century
Production date: AD 1824 : George IV

Materials used in production

blue, brown, green, yellow, red Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.14-1952
Primary reference Number: 110913
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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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