Phoebe Abbott,

Phoebe Abbott,

Bishopsbourne School,
Kent, England, 1831

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sampler size: 8” x 11¾” • framed size: 11¾” x 15½” • price: sold

This appealing white on white marking sampler was stitched by Phoebe Abbott in May 1831, at Bishopsbourne School, as she so notes. Bishopsbourne is a small village in the Nailbourne Valley of Kent, England, about four miles from Canterbury. Phoebe worked an uppercase alphabet, lowercase alphabet and sequence of numbers, all in whitework, a more difficult type of needlework than standard polychrome work.

Worked in linen on linen, Phoebe’s sampler is in excellent condition and is conservation mounted in a period bird’s eye maple frame with a gilt liner.

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