A Norfolk sampler,
early 18th century, stitched with four alphabets, the Lord's Prayer, two colourful vases of flowers with birds to each side, signed 'Lucy Gurney', initialled and dated 'EG MG 1733 EE LG',
48 x 28cm visible, in a carved frame
The Gurneys of Earlham were a prominent Norfolk family. The sampler appears to be by Lucy Gurney (1722-1749). She would have been 11 when she worked it. The date of 1733 is flanked by two pairs of initials. The first pair may well represent her parents Edmund and Elizabeth Gurney.
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Sold for £8,500
Sampler is laid on hessian backing. The colours are generally good, there is dark staining along the lower margin and on the lower left side. There does not appear to be any moth and only very tiny holes along the edge seam.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Wed, 30th Jun 2021
We are delighted to present a selection of highlights from our second Fine Interiors sale of 2021, featuring over 750 lots of furniture, works of art, paintings and silver that demonstrate the very best in classical and contemporary furnishings.
Leading the sale will be the selected contents from the historic London property, Farm House, Farm Street, Mayfair, including an impressive Royal Louis XV meuble d'entrée made for the King at Château de Fontainebleau. Other collections featured in the sale include those from Folly Mill, Thaxted, Rivenhall Place, Essex, and Barrington Hall, Essex, offering a wide-ranging sale to suit variety of tastes and styles.
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