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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1680-1699 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven linen, trimmed with bobbin lace, plaited and sewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr H.A. King

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sheet part of woven linen. Part of a lace-edged cover. Decorated with a border of openwork (1 inch wide; 2.5 cms). Cut and pulled-thread work from a square-meshed ground which is whipped and decorated with a pattern of angular 'S' and 'X' shaped in delicate interlace stitches. The lower edge is further trimmed with bobbin lace, worked in whole stitch, plaits and twist, forming slightly pointed vandykes. The sides are turned and hemmed. The top has been roughly cut across.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1680-1699 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven linen, trimmed with bobbin lace, plaited and sewn


Length: 90.5 cm, Length: 4 cm lace, Length: 35.625 in, Length: 1.625 in lace, Width: 127.5 cm, Width: 50.25 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/2189. The cover may originally have been used on an altar.
It was been preserved with a recusant chalice, which was also acquired by the Museum (M.1&A-1986).

Descriptive line

Sheet part of woven linen, made in England, 1680-1699




Bobbin lace making; Plaited; Sewing; Embroidery

Subjects depicted

Interlacing; Openwork


Textiles; Embroidery; Lace


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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