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Bed curtain or cover: T.25-1946

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Linen bed curtain or cover

Three joined widths embroidered with red silk in darning stitch. The three widths of linen have been worked first and then carefully joined. The changing direction of the stitches within the repeat pattern of "leaf and star" gives variety to the monochrome embroidery.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 133.5 cm
Width: 222.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Naxos ⪼ Cyclades ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by de Menasce, George

Dating

18th century
Circa 1701 CE - Circa 1801 CE

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Three joined widths embroidered with red silk in darning stitch. The three widths of linen have been worked first and then carefully joined. The changing direction of the stitches within the repeat pattern of "leaf and star" gives variety to the monochrome embroidery.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.25-1946
Primary reference Number: 110345
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bed curtain or cover" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110345 Accessed: 2022-05-26 15:31:38

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