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Sampler: T.16-1952

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Maker: De Baets Chez M. Clavareau




Linen darning sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in pattern darning and cross-stitch. The edges of the sampler are glued to a board. The sampler contains twelve damask darn pattern blocks, arranged in three regular rows of four. These are enclosed in a wide and naturalistic floral border. Underneath the bottom row and inscription which reads 'De Baets Chez M. Clavareau' is worked in cross-stitch.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Lady St John hope

Measurements and weight

Length: 46 cm
Length: 18 in
Width: 49.25 cm
Width: 19 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Production date: AD 1843


The inscription which combines a Flemish and French name suggests this piece was made somewhere in what is now northern France.

Materials used in production

pink, green, blue, white, yellow Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen darning sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in pattern darning and cross-stitch. The edges of the sampler are glued to a board.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.16-1952
Primary reference Number: 110915
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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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