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Sampler worked in polychrome silks on natural linen in cross, satin and eyelet stitches over counted threads. The sampler is made from two pieces of linen seamed together horizontally. The silks are very faded and the original colour of the lettering was terracotta and grey. The text is divided into three sections: the first headed 'AN ELEGY'. The letters are widely spaced and set between two crowns, the text runs horizontally across the sampler and records the death of Queen Anne on 1 August 1714 in the 49th year of her life and the 13th year of her reign. The second part of the text is the elegy and is divided into two vertical columns. The third section is headed 'EPITAPH' and concludes with a row of hearts and crowns and the inscription: 'SUSANNA GOLD THE DAUGHTER OF/ WILLIAM AND ESTHER GOLD/WORK THIS ELEGY IN THE YEAR/1717'.
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