1800 - 1899
Lace and embroidery
290 mm (Width); 480 mm (Length)
Place of origin
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Attingham Park, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
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Lace and embroidered mat. a) undyed and blue linen tape lace meander 8.5 cm; b) undyed linen bobbin lace border 15 mm; c) undyed and blue bobbin lace border 15 mm; d) undyed linen embroidered blue floss silk 48 mm, e) undyed and blue linen bobbin lace 15 mm; f) undyed and blue linen bobbin lace 14 mm; g) similar to a) but only 40 mm The borders are hand sewn together in the following sequence; a);b);c);d);e);f);g);g);f);e);d);c);b);a). ATT/T/149, ATT/T/150 and this mat are similar in that they are made with what are essentially 'peasant' type laces. The embroidered border d) above suggests an Italian provenance but this requires confirmation. 19th century, possibly made in Northern Europe.
Attingham collection; bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) on 15th May 1953.