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Veil: T.11-1943

Object information

Current Location: In storage






Net veil worked with linen (for outlines) and cotton (for fillings) in darning stitch. Left, right and lower edges of scallops, within each a sprig composed of a large stylised flower and a small leaf, the edging of bobbin lace picots. Across lower portion four sprays (10" high) of stylised flowers and leaves. Upper edge hemmed.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs C. Morshead Baker

Measurements and weight

Length: 30 in
Width: 41 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943-10) by Morshead Baker, C., Mrs


Early 19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1849 CE

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Materials used in production

fillings Cotton
outlines Linen

Techniques used in production

Net lace : Veil with net lace edging and embroidered with linen (for outlines) and cotton (for fillings), in darning stitch. Left, right and lower edges scalloped. Edging of bobbin lace picots. Upper edge hemmed.
Bobbin lace

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.11-1943
Primary reference Number: 110083
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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