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Sheet

  • Place of origin:

    Ireland (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-woven linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:

    T.152-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hand-woven linen sheet. Inscribed with 'This sheet 115 years old 10 February 1873'.

Place of Origin

Ireland (possibly, made)

Date

late 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Hand-woven linen

Marks and inscriptions

'This sheet 115 years old 10 February 1873'
Inscribed in ink

Dimensions

Length: 294 cm, Width: 73 in, Width: 185.5 cm, Width: 93 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/1639.

The coarseness of the weave supports the tradition implied by the inscription in ink. This is not a finely woven sheet but is probably typical of many listed in the mid-18th century inventories.

Descriptive line

Hand-woven linen sheet, possibly made in Ireland, late 18th century

Production Note

It was claimed to have been be made in 1873.

Materials

Linen (material)

Techniques

Hand weaving

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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