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Sampler: T.1-1938

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Linen sampler embroidered in polychrome silks and silver metal thread worked in back, tent, cross, stem, eyelet, eye, faggot, rococo, Rumanian, ladder, braid and plaited braid stitch with bullion knots. There is a single blue line selvedge at the top and bottom of the sampler and the sides are hemmed. The spot motifs are both floral, including a rose, oak leaf, acorn and strawberry and geometrical including interlaced work, S- shapes and a swastika. There is some all-over work.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 50 cm
Length: 20 in
Width: 23.75 cm
Width: 9.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs

Dating

17th Century
After 1601 CE - Before 1701 CE

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk unbleached Linen Silver metal thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen sampler embroidered in polychrome silks and silver metal thread worked in back, tent, cross, stem, eyelet, eye, faggot, rococo, Rumanian, ladder, braid and plaited braid stitch with bullion knots.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-1938
Primary reference Number: 110732
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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