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Sampler: T.2-2000

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Mayle, Mary Lee




Sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, stem, chain, eyelet and running stitch. A rosebud and leaf border frames the main body of the sampler which comprises the inscription 'O Lord enable me to know/ still more and more of thee/ and daily as I older grow/May christ my patron be' with symmetrically placed flower and bird motifs placed on either side of a large flower with three buds and a flower basket. Near the bottom runs an embroidered green line of grass with a bird and 3 trees each side of a central, running deer. Beneath this sits the inscription 'Mary Lee Mayle Aged 9 1842'.

Legal notes

Given by Miss J.D.W. Eames

Measurements and weight

Length: 41.2 cm
Length: 16.1/8 in
Width: 32.6 cm
Width: 12.7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Ely ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000-03-06) by Eames, J. D. W., Miss


19th Century
Production date: AD 1842 : Queen victoria

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, stem, chain, eyelet and running stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.2-2000
Primary reference Number: 110941
Entry form: 126
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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