Sampler

Description
This sampler tells the story of the Smales family of St David’s in Exeter. It was worked by one of the daughters of the family, Anna Maria. It gives the births and deaths of her parents and siblings up to 1837. From the dates on the sampler we know that Anna Maria was only eleven when she completed the work.
Accession Loan No.
643/1989
Collection Class
Textiles and equipment
Common Name
sampler
Simple Name
sampler
Dimensions
length 450 mm; width 340 mm
Production Person Surname
Smales
Production Person Initials
Anna Maria
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Date
1837
Production Year Low
1837
Production Year High
1837
Production Parish
St David
Production Town
Exeter
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
linen ; wool

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