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Fragment from a bedhanging: T.1B-1989

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Fragment from a bedhanging or bed cover. Mixture of needlace (Venetian Gros Point), woven tapes, strips & picots of large French knots. The whole is applied to a blue silk satin ground backed with linen

Legal notes

Given by Lady Jane Willoughby

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989-10-16) by Willoughby, Jane, Lady


17th-18th Century
Circa 1601 - Circa 1799


The woven tapes, strips and picots are all of a later date than the original hanging

Components of the work

Max Length 17.5 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Needlepoint (lace) : Mixture of needlace (Venetian Gros Point), woven tapes, strips & picots of large French knots

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1B-1989
Primary reference Number: 110273
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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