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Bench: T.4-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Embroiderer: Lane Fox-Pitt, Mary

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Description

Long bench of stained mahogany with drop-in upholstered seat covered in canvas embroidery in blue, red, and yellow Paisley wools

Long bench seat, stained mahogany frame with drop-in upholstered seat covered in canvas embroidery worked in shades of blue, red, and yellow Paisley wools. The stitches include tent, rococo, star, Jacquard, Moorish, Hungarian sheaf, bullion, and various cross and couched stitches.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W. Fox-Pitt

Measurements and weight

Length: 135.0 cm
Width: 33.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983-11-29) by Lane Fox-Pitt, Mary

Dating

20th Century, Late#
1971 - 1973

Note

The Scottish tracery design was based on a design in the collection of Lady Victoria Wemyss, founder of the Wemyss School of Needlework.

Components of the work

Embroidery composed of wool ( blue, red, and yellow Paisley wools)
Canvas composed of linen ( probably)
Frame composed of mahogany

Techniques used in production

Embroidering : Stained mahogany frame with drop-in upholstered seat, covered in canvas embroidery in shades of blue, red, and yellow Paisley wools
Upholstering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.4-1983
Primary reference Number: 81885
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 October 2017 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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