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Cover: T.1-1998

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Linen cover composed of alternating panels of lacis and cutwork with needle lace fillings.

The cover is edged with straight bobbin lace, with a similar pattern on three sides, with a slightly different one on the fourth side. Each of the panels depicts a flowers pot or vase, a tree or plant, all slightly stylized. The cutwork panels all have a central square of needle lace.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Perceval Fund

Measurements and weight

Length: 92.22 cm
Width: 91.75 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1998-03-02) by Wentworth, Judy


First half of 17th century
Circa 1600 - Circa 1640


The techniques of darning or outlining the lacis motifs is typically French.

Components of the work


Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Bobbin lace : Straight bobbin lace with cutwork panels which all have a central square of needle lace.

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-1998
Primary reference Number: 110517
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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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