A long sampler English, 17th Century

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Lot 17
A long sampler
English, 17th Century

Sold for £ 3,000 (US$ 4,189) inc. premium
A long sampler
English, 17th Century
Worked in coloured silks with a variety of stitches, including satin stitch and cross stitch, and with raised needle lace the design of a lady in a garden holding a flower in one hand, a shawl in the other and standing amongst trees, with birds and flowers, rows of honeysuckle and roses, a knot motif and the alphabet,
59cm x 21.5cm (23 1/2in x 8 1/2in), framed and glazed.

Saleroom notices

  • Please Note that this sampler is almost identical to the Jane Turner 1668 band sampler which is held in The Burrell Collection in Glasgow Museums, accession number 31.8. Two more very similar samplers have also been noted - one in a private collection worked by a Mary Lawley, also dated 1668 and one initialled 'M.C.' exhibited by Witney Antiques in their 2010 exhibition entitled 'Wrought with the Needle, Art Treasures of English Domestic Embroidery, Elizabeth I to George II.'
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