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Cover: T.30-1954

Object information

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Production: Unknown




Cover embroidered with blue and red silk and silver thread in cross, chain, buttonhole and stem stitch. At each end of the cover, a border composed of two rows of highly stylized floral sprigs are worked alternately in blue and red silk with alternate red and blue sprigs invested. The cover is divided into rectangles by lines of chain stitch in silver thread, which also form a diaper of octagons and lozenges. The octagons are powdered with crosses, lozenges and triangles.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Sir Robert Hyde Greg KCMG

Measurements and weight

Length: 25.1/4 in
Width: 17.1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1954-01-20) by Greg, Robert Hyde, Sir

Materials used in production

probably Linen
red, blue Silk
silver Metal thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Cover embroidered with blue and red silk and silver thread in cross, chain, buttonhole and stem stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.30-1954
Primary reference Number: 117571
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 September 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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