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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroiderey and needlepoint lace on linen with bobbin lace edging

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Trustees of the Bowes Museum, Durham

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Linen, cut and embroidered in satin stitch, French knots, and couched cords, with a ground of needlepoint lace. The repeating, symmetrical pattern is of two curved floral and leafy stems springing from a central device separated by detached similar devices. The fillings are in diaper designs, and the ground is of irregular square mesh. Some leaves and flower centres are filled with a variety of spaced buttonhole fillings. The lower edge is decorated with a simple torchon-like bobbin lace.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroiderey and needlepoint lace on linen with bobbin lace edging


Length: 68 in, Depth: 8.75 in

Object history note

Registered File no. 1930/5605.

Descriptive line

cutwork with embroidery and needlepoint lace; Italy; 1600s.


Linen; Linen thread


Needle lace making; Bobbin lace making; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Stems; Leaves; Flowers


Lace; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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