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Panels from a bed curtain: T.6-1947

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Linen panels from a bed curtain, four widths with one large patch.

Embroidered with polychrome silks in satin and darning stitch. The panels are joined by needlewoven insertion stitch. The lower edge is finished with double hem and buttonhole stitch. Each wide vertical band of embroidery placed in the centre of each panel comprises lozenges, stylized branches, double-headed birds and single birds worked in a repeat pattern. The geometric element is in red, the figurative elements in alternating colours. A similar wide band is worked horizontally across the bottom of the curtain. The narrow side bands are of hooked lozonges in alternating colours. Toning tassels decorate the upper half of the curtain.

Legal notes

Given by George de Menasce

Measurements and weight

Length: 318.5 cm
Width: 205.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Pholegandros ⪼ Cyclades ⪼ Greece

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1947-06) by de Menasce, George

Dating

17th or 18th Century
Circa 1601 CE - Circa 1801 CE

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Embroidered with polychrome silks in satin and darning stitch. The panels are joined by needlewoven insertion stitch. The lower edge is finished with double hem and buttonhole stitch. Each wide vertical band of embroidery placed in the centre of each panel comprises lozenges, stylized branches, double-headed birds and single birds worked in a repeat pattern. The geometric element is in red, the figurative elements in alternating colours. A similar wide band is worked horizontally across the bottom of the curtain. The narrow side bands are of hooked lozonges in alternating colours. Toning tassels decorate the upper half of the curtain.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.6-1947
Primary reference Number: 110389
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 10 December 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Panels from a bed curtain" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110389 Accessed: 2022-05-23 11:59:44

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