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Window blind

Window blind

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen with bobbin lace trimming and sewn in cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs A Pache

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Window blind made of natural-coloured linen with a coarse bobbin lace trimming. Cotton length with hand-hemmed sides seams on one side and machined on the other, and a broad additional shaped lower edge decorated with bobbin lace. The border is attached to the main body of the blind with an additional strengthening panel which is machine sewn in white cotton. The linen ground is cut around the bobbin lace and joined by hand chain stitching in white cotton. The bobbin lace trimming is heavy and has a design of curving, highly stylised, floral motifs and filling, which projects in part below the lower edge, giving a highly decorative effect when used at the window. The window edge fittings have been removed from the blind and this now has a raw edge.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)


ca. 1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Linen with bobbin lace trimming and sewn in cotton


Length: 79 in, Length: 200.2 cm, Width: 33.5 in, Width: 85 cm, Depth: 5.5 in lace, Depth: 14 cm lace

Object history note

Registered File number 1987/30

Descriptive line

Window blind made of linen with bobbin lace trimming, possibly made in England or France, ca. 1900


Linen; Cotton thread


Bobbin lace making; Trimmed; Sewing

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns


Textiles; Interiors; Lace


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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