Thursday 18 October 2012

Ackworth Sampler by Mary Grimshaw 1805 @ Tennants Auction * 2 November 2012

Lot 1231 is for auction at Tennants of Leyburn on 2 November and is, as you can see, a beautiful framed Ackworth School Medallion Sampler by Mary Grimshaw. Worked in 1805, Mary has cross stitched many of the decorative motifs unique to Ackworth of half medallions, swan, cornucopia of flowers etc. It measures 35cm by 46cm and has an estimate of £3,000 - £5,000. Mary Grimshaw was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Grimshaw. She was born at Rawdon, West Yorkshire in 1795 and brought up with her seven siblings. The Yorkshire Grimshaws had very strong Quaker connections. For more details of the auction click here. You will need to register before bidding, allow yourself some time to do this.

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