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ca. 1600 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cover of linen cut work and needlepoint lace. Squares of linen with reticella insertions containing figures, geometric devices, birds and animals. Nine horizontal rows each containing nine squares. Bands of reticella are worked on a network of platted and twisted threads, with some buttonholed bars but with buttonholed lace stitches used only for some areas of the pattern. Elaborate lace stitches are used in the insertions. Edging of bobbin lace. Lined with red silk.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen bobbin and needlepoint lace, cut work, lined with silk
Brief Description
Cover of linen cut work, bobbin and needlepoint lace, Italy, ca. 1600
Physical Description
Cover of linen cut work and needlepoint lace. Squares of linen with reticella insertions containing figures, geometric devices, birds and animals. Nine horizontal rows each containing nine squares. Bands of reticella are worked on a network of platted and twisted threads, with some buttonholed bars but with buttonholed lace stitches used only for some areas of the pattern. Elaborate lace stitches are used in the insertions. Edging of bobbin lace. Lined with red silk.
Dimensions
  • Length: 50in
  • Width: 49in
Credit line
Given by Mrs George Kingsley through Art Fund
Collection
Accession Number
T.67-1954

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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