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Sampler: T.3-1939

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified




The sampler contains thirty rectangles with different needle run stitches with below them the date '1853', the initial 'RZ' and five repeat patterns. The sampler is edged with bobbin lace.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Alys Kingsley

Measurements and weight

Length: 1'2.5/8 ft
Width: 4' in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-02-21) by Kingsley, Alys, Miss


19th Century
Production date: AD 1853

Materials used in production

bobbin lace (probably) Linen
thread Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Whitework sampler made of net embroidered with linen thread and is edged with bobbin lace.
Bobbin lace

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered with linen thread

  • Text: 'RZ' and '1853'
  • Location: Bottom of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials and date

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.3-1939
Primary reference Number: 110870
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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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