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Coverlet for a table or chest: T.1-2004

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Rectangular coverlet of ivory silk with muslin backing, and white, cotton sateen interlining. The front is decorated with embroidery in yellow silk and green chenille threads, and silk ribbon work forming a design of shades of pink and white roses, buds, and foliage against a trellis. The whole coverlet is edged with a ivory silk fringe.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Margaret Hewat, in memory of her daughter Alison Jane Turnpenny

Measurements and weight

Length: 53.5 cm
Width: 113 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2004-10-11) by Hewat, Margaret, Mrs


Late 19th Century
After 1875 - Before 1900

Materials used in production

backing Muslin
green, yellow Silk thread
ivory Silk
lining Cotton sateen
ribbon Silk
thread Chenille

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Rectangular coverlet of ivory silk with muslin backing, and white, cotton sateen interlining. Embroidered and edged with a fringe.

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-2004
Primary reference Number: 118131
Entry form number: 199
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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