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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Interiors inc. Diane Pelham Burn Collection of Samplers
Viewing Notes:
23rd August 9am to 4.30pm. 27th August 9am to 5pm. 28th August 9am to 7pm. 29th August 9am to 4.30pm. Sale day from 8.30am.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759 for Live! Sales, or www.dnfa.com/donnington

Interiors inc. Diane Pelham Burn Collection of Samplers

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


503 lots | 498 with images

August 30, 2013

Live Auction

Donnington Priory

Donnington

Newbury, RG14 2JE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1635 553553

Fax: +44 (0)1635 553599

Email: donnington@dnfa.com

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Jane Watkins, aged 10 years, a needlework sampler,

Lot 1: Jane Watkins, aged 10 years, a needlework sampler,

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Description: Jane Watkins, aged 10 years, a needlework sampler, designed to the centre with a many windowed house, to the left Justice and to the right Adam and Eve, the upper and lower portions with rows of trees, flowers, animals, birds, crowns and figures in cross, long and short stitches with coloured silks on a wool ground. 44cm x 33cm, English, circa 1780, framed and glazed

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Elizabeth Morgan, a needlework sampler her work

Lot 2: Elizabeth Morgan, a needlework sampler her work

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Description: Elizabeth Morgan, a needlework sampler her work 1828, designed with a cottage, a windmill and animals in a field, the border with flowers and leaves in cross, satin and laid stitches with coloured silks and wool ground, 14cm x 35.5cm, English, framed and glazed

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Eliza Cookson, a needlework sampler worked in the

Lot 3: Eliza Cookson, a needlework sampler worked in the

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Description: Eliza Cookson, a needlework sampler worked in the 13th year of her age, 1824, designed with rows of plants, Adam and Eve, a shepherd and shepherdess, a prayer, flowers and birds in mainly cross stitch with coloured silks on a wool ground. 43cm x 32cm, English, framed and glazed

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Elen Harrison, June 5th 1784, a needlework

Lot 4: Elen Harrison, June 5th 1784, a needlework

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Description: Elen Harrison, June 5th 1784, a needlework sampler, designed with verses of a poem, the upper portion with a lattice design and border of a chevron pattern in a flowering stem worked mainly in cross, long and short stitches, with pink, blue, green and cream silks on a linen ground, 44cm x 21.5cm, English, framed and glazed

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Ann Childs, a needlework sampler, designed with

Lot 5: Ann Childs, a needlework sampler, designed with

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Description: Ann Childs, a needlework sampler, designed with Christ on the Cross between the two thieves, the upper section with animals, birds and trees, the lower portion with a prayer, flowering plants and Adam and Eve in mainly cross stitch with green, cream and brown silks on a wool ground. 43cm x 33cm, English, circa 1820, framed and glazed

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Sarah Marriott, aged 6 years, a needlework

Lot 6: Sarah Marriott, aged 6 years, a needlework

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Description: Sarah Marriott, aged 6 years, a needlework sampler, designed with columns and prayers representing Christ on the Cross between two thieves, worked in cross stitch with black, green and brown silks on a wool ground, 31cm square, English, circa 1800, framed and glazed

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Sarah Holden, born at Denby Hall in 1779, this

Lot 7: Sarah Holden, born at Denby Hall in 1779, this

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Description: Sarah Holden, born at Denby Hall in 1779, this sampler finished in 1800, a needlework sampler designed with Adam and Eve, the alphabet, rows of flowers and a prayer in mainly cross stitch with green and cream silks on a linen ground, 41cm x 24cm, English, framed and glazed

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Cafsandra Norman, a needlework sampler, 1796,

Lot 8: Cafsandra Norman, a needlework sampler, 1796,

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Description: Cafsandra Norman, a needlework sampler, 1796, designed with a verse by LN - Cafsandra's sister - the upper portion with the alphabet worked in chain, cross and eye stitches with brown, pink, black and cream silks on a wool ground, 34cm x 31cm, English, framed and glazed

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A needlework sampler, January 10th 1803, designed

Lot 9: A needlework sampler, January 10th 1803, designed

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Description: A needlework sampler, January 10th 1803, designed with sprays of flowers and leaves, the upper section with rows of the alphabet, crowns, numerals, a verse, in cross, satin, eye and long and short stitches with coloured silks on a wool ground, 49cm x 41.5cm, English, framed and glazed

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Elizabeth Smart, born January 10th 1734, a

Lot 10: Elizabeth Smart, born January 10th 1734, a

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Description: Elizabeth Smart, born January 10th 1734, a needlework sampler, designed with Christ on the Cross, the upper section with the alphabet and a prayer worked in eye, cross and florentine stitches with coloured silks on a linen ground. 43.5cm x 10cm, English, circa 1745, framed and glazed

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Mary Grigory, 1756/9, a needlework sampler,

Lot 11: Mary Grigory, 1756/9, a needlework sampler,

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Description: Mary Grigory, 1756/9, a needlework sampler, designed with the Lord's prayer, the upper portion with trees, birds and insects, the lower section with a house and trees in mainly cross stitches with green, blue and cream silks on a wool ground, 41.5cm x 21cm, English, framed and glazed

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Avis Dalley worked this in the 11th year of her

Lot 12: Avis Dalley worked this in the 11th year of her

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Description: Avis Dalley worked this in the 11th year of her age, 1775, a needlework sampler designed with Exodus Chapter XX, the Ten Commandments within tablet border, the surround with the alphabet, birds, animals, plants and trees mainly in cross stitch with coloured silks on a wool ground, 34.5cm x 29cm, English, framed and glazed

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K.K. Wright, aged 12 years, an oval needlework

Lot 13: K.K. Wright, aged 12 years, an oval needlework

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Description: K.K. Wright, aged 12 years, an oval needlework sampler, designed with a bouquet of flowers, the upper portion with the alphabet, numerals and a verse, the border with a meandering stem of flowers and leaves in cross, satin, long and short stitches and applied coiled thread with coloured silks on a linen ground, 44cm high, English, circa 1800, framed and glazed

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Ann Wright, finished in the 9th year of her age,

Lot 14: Ann Wright, finished in the 9th year of her age,

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Description: Ann Wright, finished in the 9th year of her age, 1726, a band needlework sampler, designed with rows of crowns, plants, flowers, trees, vases of flowers, the lower section with angels and flowerheads in coloured silks with mainly cross and florentine stitches on a linen ground, 46.5cm x 21.5cm, English, framed and glazed

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Mary Larrus, aged 11, 1747, a needlework sampler,

Lot 15: Mary Larrus, aged 11, 1747, a needlework sampler,

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Description: Mary Larrus, aged 11, 1747, a needlework sampler, designed with rows of the alphabet, a prayer, numerals and crowns worked in eye, cross, long and short stitches with mainly red, cream and blue silks on a linen ground. 21cm x 23.5cm, probably Scottish, framed and glazed

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Sarah Townfend, a needlework sampler, worked in

Lot 16: Sarah Townfend, a needlework sampler, worked in

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Description: Sarah Townfend, a needlework sampler, worked in the tenth year of her age, 1785, designed with rows of the alphabet, numerals, a prayer and flowering plants, the border of chevron design in green and cream silks on a linen ground with mainly cross, eye and laid stitches, 41cm x 25.5cm, English, framed and glazed

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Sara Pannett, worked in the sixth year of her age,

Lot 17: Sara Pannett, worked in the sixth year of her age,

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Description: Sara Pannett, worked in the sixth year of her age, 1727, a needlework sampler, designed with prayers, a commandment, and verse with moral sentiment, the upper section with the alphabet worked in cross stitch with mainly red silk on a linen ground, 48cm x 22cm, English, framed and glazed

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B.C.B. Anno, 1821, a needlework sampler, designed

Lot 18: B.C.B. Anno, 1821, a needlework sampler, designed

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Description: B.C.B. Anno, 1821, a needlework sampler, designed with isolated motifs of a sailing ship, a house, a windmill, flowering plants in vases, birds in birdcages, angels, figures and birds, a tall upright plant to either side worked in coloured silks with mainly cross stitches on a linen ground, 38cm x 45cm, Dutch, framed and glazed

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An oval embroidered picture, late 19th century,

Lot 19: An oval embroidered picture, late 19th century,

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Description: An oval embroidered picture, late 19th century, designed with a bouquet of flowers, worked in coloured threads on a cream painted card ground, 25cm high within a beech frame

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Margaret Morton, aged 9, a needlework sampler, of

Lot 20: Margaret Morton, aged 9, a needlework sampler, of

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Description: Margaret Morton, aged 9, a needlework sampler, of linen designed with rows of the alphabet in cross and eye stitches, the lower portion with isolated motifs of a tree, a house, a milkmaid, birds and animals in coloured wools, 43cm x 33cm, probably Scottish, circa 1800, framed and glazed

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A woolwork sampler of linen, mid 19th century,

Lot 21: A woolwork sampler of linen, mid 19th century,

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Description: A woolwork sampler of linen, mid 19th century, with isolated patterns and designs worked in coloured wools having caramel silk edging and ribbon bow trim, 63cm x 20cm, framed and glazed, another with cream silk edge, 63cm x 10cm and one other with pink silk edge, 65cm x 10cm in one glazed frame, probably English (2)

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A woolwork sampler, mid 19th century, designed

Lot 22: A woolwork sampler, mid 19th century, designed

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Description: A woolwork sampler, mid 19th century, designed with applied motifs, a pompom and isolated patterns worked in coloured wools using a variety of stitches, 79cm x 15cm, probably English, framed and glazed

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An oval silkwork picture, early 19th century,

Lot 23: An oval silkwork picture, early 19th century,

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Description: An oval silkwork picture, early 19th century, designed with a boy holding a dog and a girl with a bird perched on her finger worked in satin stitch with coloured silks, 10cm high and a needlework picture with a castle and figures worked in brown silks on a linen ground, 8cm square each framed and glazed (2)

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Jane Lawfon F sampler Kincardine, a needlework

Lot 24: Jane Lawfon F sampler Kincardine, a needlework

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Description: Jane Lawfon F sampler Kincardine, a needlework sampler, of multiplication table, May 18, designed with vertical and horizontal rows of numbers, the left portion including a prayer, the upper section and border with the alphabet and numerals worked in cross and eye stitches with blue silks on a linen ground, 28.5cm square. Scottish, circa 1800, framed and glazed

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A woolwork sampler, mid 19th century, designed

Lot 25: A woolwork sampler, mid 19th century, designed

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Description: A woolwork sampler, mid 19th century, designed with varying patterns and motifs in a variety of sizes worked in coloured wools and beads on a linen ground, probably German, 110cm x 25cm

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A woolwork sampler, mid 19th century, of linen

Lot 26: A woolwork sampler, mid 19th century, of linen

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Description: A woolwork sampler, mid 19th century, of linen with patterns and motifs worked in coloured wools having chocolate silk edging and ribbon bow trim, 55cm x 21cm and another with pale blue silk edge, 57cm x 14.5cm, probably English, each framed and glazed (2)

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A woolwork sampler of linen, mid 19th century,

Lot 27: A woolwork sampler of linen, mid 19th century,

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Description: A woolwork sampler of linen, mid 19th century, with isolated motifs and patterns worked in coloured wools, 32cm x 17cm and another 62cm x 11cm, German or English, each framed and glazed (2)

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A pierced card picture, worked in blue beads with

Lot 28: A pierced card picture, worked in blue beads with

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Description: A pierced card picture, worked in blue beads with a verse, flowering stems and 1855. 10cm x 16cm, another with 'The Gift is Small but Love is all 1884', 11cmx 17cm and one other with isolated motifs, 15cm x 8.5cm each, English, framed and glazed (3)

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Elizabeth Hunt's work finished 1848,a needlework

Lot 29: Elizabeth Hunt's work finished 1848,a needlework

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Description: Elizabeth Hunt's work finished 1848,a needlework sampler, designed with verses in praise of and respect for parents and family, worked in cross stitch with black silk on a wool ground, 41cm x 32cm, English, framed and glazed

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Mary Haddon, November 8th 1799, a needlework

Lot 30: Mary Haddon, November 8th 1799, a needlework

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Description: Mary Haddon, November 8th 1799, a needlework sampler, designed with rows of birds, flowering plants, vases of flowers and a verse, the border with rows of an upright flowering stem in mainly cross stitch with brown and green silks on a wool ground, 31cm square, English, framed and glazed

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A long sampler of whitework embroidery, drawn

Lot 31: A long sampler of whitework embroidery, drawn

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Description: A long sampler of whitework embroidery, drawn thread work and needle lace of geometric design the lower section embroidered with the initials MH which conceal the letters forming 'This is Mary Hardcastle W', 69.5cm x 18.5cm, English, circa 1640, framed and glazed.

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A long sampler, 1669 ME, designed with rows of the

Lot 32: A long sampler, 1669 ME, designed with rows of the

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Description: A long sampler, 1669 ME, designed with rows of the alphabet, roses, acorns, upright and inverted plants, boxers and honeysuckle worked in coloured silks with stem, satin, buttonhole and herringbone stitches on a linen ground, 74cm x 20cm, English, framed and glazed

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A spot needlework sampler, the linen ground with

Lot 33: A spot needlework sampler, the linen ground with

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Description: A spot needlework sampler, the linen ground with flower sprays and plants within a geometric border worked in eye and cross stitches with coloured silks, 23cm x 32cm, probably Dutch, circa 1720, framed and glazed

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A embroidered picture, mid 17th century, of Christ

Lot 34: A embroidered picture, mid 17th century, of Christ

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Description: A embroidered picture, mid 17th century, of Christ seated by the well opposite the woman of Samaria, who holds a bucket, to the left two disciples walk towards them from the houses of the city embellished with coiled thread and mica, the surround with traditional devices, the whole worked in tent stitch with coloured silks and metal thread, 32.5cm x 40cm, English, circa 1660, framed and glazed The subject is taken from the Gospel of St. John Chapter 4.

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Hilled Alexandrer, aged 14, 1750, a needlework

Lot 35: Hilled Alexandrer, aged 14, 1750, a needlework

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Description: Hilled Alexandrer, aged 14, 1750, a needlework sampler, designed with a row of flowers and one with figures wearing breeches beside a flowering plant, the lower portion with a house, crowns, initials, birds, animals and trees, worked mainly in cross stitch with coloured silks on a wool ground, 30cm x 26.5cm, Scottish, framed and glazed

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Fanney Martin, her work 1773, a needlework

Lot 36: Fanney Martin, her work 1773, a needlework

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Description: Fanney Martin, her work 1773, a needlework sampler, designed with a figure of William Shakespeare and a quote from The Tempest Act IV Scene 1 within an octagonal border the surround with a church, a clock, vases of flowers, two houses, trees, fruit and flowering plants, with coloured silks on a wool ground worked in cross, chain, long and short stitches, 54cm x 34cm, English, framed and glazed The figure of Shakespeare is likely to have been based on the statue by Scheemaker in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, London.

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A beadwork picture, early 19th century, designed

Lot 37: A beadwork picture, early 19th century, designed

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Description: A beadwork picture, early 19th century, designed with two children under a tree and another standing with a parasol, worked in coloured beads, 13.5cm x 15.5cm and another beadwork picture titled 'Love among the roses A.H.', 14cm x 12.5cm each, framed and glazed (2)

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Mary Rogers, 1792, a map of England and Wales, the

Lot 38: Mary Rogers, 1792, a map of England and Wales, the

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Description: Mary Rogers, 1792, a map of England and Wales, the cream silk ground embroidered with coloured silks outlining the county borders, 49cm x 42cm, English, framed and glazed

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An oval woolwork picture, early 19th century, of a

Lot 39: An oval woolwork picture, early 19th century, of a

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Description: An oval woolwork picture, early 19th century, of a young woman playing a flute, and seated at the base of a tree having a dog at her feet, 32cm high, English, framed and glazed

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A woolwork sampler 1858, designed with the

Lot 40: A woolwork sampler 1858, designed with the

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Description: A woolwork sampler 1858, designed with the alphabet, meandering blossom, a church, rabbit, housewife, flower sprays, the lower portion with geometric patterns, the whole worked with a variety of stitches in coloured wools on a linen ground, 86cm x 17cm, German, framed and glazed

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A woolwork picture, mid 19th century, of a young

Lot 41: A woolwork picture, mid 19th century, of a young

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Description: A woolwork picture, mid 19th century, of a young woman seated at a spinning wheel, the surround with flowers and leaves worked in coloured wools, 43cm x 33cm, probably German, framed and glazed

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A silk picture, late 18th century, worked in

Lot 42: A silk picture, late 18th century, worked in

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Description: A silk picture, late 18th century, worked in coloured silks on a cream silk ground designed with a parrot on the branch of a tree and a companion picture of a parrot worked mainly in brown, cream and black silk, each within a verre eglomise frame, 24cm x 18cm (2)

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A painted silk and chenille picture, early 19th

Lot 43: A painted silk and chenille picture, early 19th

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Description: A painted silk and chenille picture, early 19th century, designed with a theatrical scene of a turbaned young man holding a shield, his sabre drawn for combat with the dignitary before him, 18.5cm x 25cm, framed and glazed

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A mahogany needlework stand, late19th/early 20th

Lot 44: A mahogany needlework stand, late19th/early 20th

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Description: A mahogany needlework stand, late19th/early 20th century, 127cm high, 83cm wide, 57cm deep

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A Queen Anne needlework sampler, dated 1707, with

Lot 45: A Queen Anne needlework sampler, dated 1707, with

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Description: A Queen Anne needlework sampler, dated 1707, with moralistic text above the alphabet, above registers of stylised foliate and floral decoration, inscribed 'MARY LOWE AGED TEN YEARS JULY THE 23 DAY 1707' and with further text beneath, later framed and glazed, 100cm high, 25cm wide overall

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A collection of William and Mary or Queen Anne

Lot 46: A collection of William and Mary or Queen Anne

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Description: A collection of William and Mary or Queen Anne needlework samples, late 17th/early 18th century, depicting figures, castles and other buildings, animals and birds, later arranged and mounted on four rectangular linen panels, framed and glazed, 58.5cm x 71cm overall

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A George III silkwork picture of Elijah, circa

Lot 47: A George III silkwork picture of Elijah, circa

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Description: A George III silkwork picture of Elijah, circa 1800, the prophet portrayed in a landscape and beside a river, the food bearing ravens above him, later framed and glazed, 51cm x 40cm overall; and an embroidered picture of a shepherd asleep, first quarter 19th century, later framed and glazed, 46cm x 37cm overall

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A carved ivory and brass mounted stained hardwood

Lot 48: A carved ivory and brass mounted stained hardwood

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Description: A carved ivory and brass mounted stained hardwood walking stick, late 19th century, the grip modelled as a stylised human skull, with articulated jaw, the shaft unscrewing at the midpoint, with brass ferrule, 93cm high

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A carved ivory and brass mounted stained hardwood

Lot 49: A carved ivory and brass mounted stained hardwood

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Description: A carved ivory and brass mounted stained hardwood walking stick, late 19th century, the grip modelled as the head of a hare, the shaft unscrewing at the midpoint, with brass ferrule, 92.5cm high

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A carved ivory and brass mounted stained hardwood

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Description: A carved ivory and brass mounted stained hardwood walking stick, late 19th century, the grip modelled as a pug dog's head, with inset horn eyes, the shaft unscrewing at the midpoint, 91.5cm high

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