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Sampler: T.9-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: French, Amy Louise




Cotton cambric worked in white cotten. A plain sewing sampler showing dressmaking and mending techniques. Embroidered with initials and date ALF1900


History note: Amy Louise French, the donor's aunt.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Mary E. Line

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991-06-10) by Line, Mary E., Mrs


Early 20th century
Production date: AD 1900

Components of the work

Max Length 29.5 cm Length 11.1/2 in Width 43.5 cm Width 17 in

Materials used in production

band Cotton
embroidery and ribbon Silk
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Flannel and cotton sampler worked with light green silk to show dressmaking, mending, and some simple embroidery techniques. The edges are hemmed, buttonhole or bound with cream silk ribbon; there is a cotton band along the top right edge.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in cream silk thread

  • Text: 'E A F' and ' 4th Yr. 1896'
  • Location: Centre panel
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials and date

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.9-1991
Primary reference Number: 110938
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 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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