Enjoy a selection of Needlework and Textiles including Schoolgirl Samplers, Silk on Silk Pictorials, Quilts and Rugs. Textiles have long been important accessories in the 18th and 19th century and continue in a place of importance today. The most valuable possessions of an 18th century house were the linens and textiles. Produced by hand from hours of labor, women created personal expressions of their dedication to home and family. The charm of a school girl’s sampler and the impressive beauty of a silk on silk pictorial both maintain their visual presence and can express their emotional context 200 years later.