£2000 - £3000
ACKWORTH SCHOOL. AN ENGLISH QUAKER MEDALLION SAMPLER BY LYDIA LADD, 1806 worked in monochrome on coarse linen with a central garland inscribed L L to E L 1806, octagons, A TOKEN OF LOVE, a swan and other birds, flowers and letters, 50 x 55cm, framed
Lydia Ladd was pupil No 2349 in the Ackworth School Catgalogue (pub London 1831) and left in 1806, the year of the present sampler. Lydia Ladd was born on October 21 1793, the daughter of Edward Ladd (1753-1798) a maltster of Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire and his wife Elizabeth Ladd (1756-1794).
Typical even browning and some small darker stains, one or two pulled threads but no apparent moth holes or repair