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In the 1500s sugar was only available to very rich people. Sugar cane was grown in Mediterranean countries and the islands off West Africa, where enslaved Africans were used as...

Embroidered panel

This fragile embroidery (one of a pair) came from a grand house near Exeter called Combesatchfield. It shows scenes from the Bible as well as ships, deer, swans and a...

coin

George II sixpence dated 1746 and stamped ‘LIMA’....

Pocket

This pocket is made of ecru linen and embroidered in yellow silk thread. Ladies gowns did not have pockets sewn into them during the 18th century. Separate pockets were used...

Tillet block

Tillet blocks were used to stamp the outer wrapping of bales of cloth before they were exported from Exeter. This design shows the royal coat of arms and monogram of...

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