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Sampler: T.33-1964

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Tell, Elizabeth, H.




Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in a variety of stitches; the sides are turned under and hemmed. The top of the sampler is made up of horizontal line patterns which are followed by 21 horizontal bands which themselves are separated by more line patterns. The sampler includes, alphabets (some with duplicate lettering), numerals, half line repeat border patterns, the Lords Prayer framed inside a rectangular panel, another panel with the inscription 'Elizabeth/H Tell May/the 12 1720', and some small panels of cutwork in the bottom band.


History note: From the collection of Mrs Longman

Legal notes

Given by Miss J. Minnet

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1964-10-15) by Minet. J. Miss


18th century
Production date: AD 1720-05-12 : George I

Materials used in production

red, purple, blue, green, yellow, pink, white, grey Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in a variety of stitches; the sides are turned under and hemmed

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.33-1964
Primary reference Number: 110921
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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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