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Pillow cover

Pillow cover

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    early 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven linen, needle lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr C. D. Pott

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oblong pillow cover made from a piece of fine linen folded in half, and edged with bands of geometric needle lace. The bands are joined to make the linen into a pillow case, open at one edge. That edge is decorated with needle lace scallops at intervals, made with patterns and fillings to match the bands.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


early 17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven linen, needle lace


Length: 10.5 in including scallops, Width: 14.75 in, Width: 1.375 in insertion, Width: 3.6 cm insertion, Length: 1 in van dyke points, Length: 2.5 cm van dyke points

Object history note

Formerly in the collection of Ed. Goldschmidt, inherited by his godson, who was the donor's father

Descriptive line

Linen pillow cover with needle lace insertions, Italy, early 17th century


Linen (material); Linen


Weaving; Needle lace


Textiles; Lace; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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