Monday 7th November – Saturday 26th November 2022
Witney Antiques, 100 Corn Street, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6BU
British needlewortk band samplers 1635-1735
Main Image Above - A rare early 18th century charity school sampler worked by Easter or Ester Duncely in the year 1722. Worked in coloured silks on a fine linen ground, this sampler is one of three examples worked at the Charity School of St Clements Danes.
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Vibrantly coloured mid-17th century band sampler initialled SC. The sampler displays 14 distinct bands of decorative floral and figurative border designs followed by an uppercase alphabet and initials. The alternating bands worked in shades of blue, red and green coloured silk on a fine linen ground have retained exceptional original colour.
A fine example of a 17th century band sampler worked by Mary Whearly or Wharley in 1673, the sampler, which retains very good original colour and condition, is worked in vibrant coloured silk threads on a fine linen ground.