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Bedspread

Based on a design from the South Kensington Museum made by Mrs. Wallace, mother of Mrs. Bolton-Hill. Gold silk centre done in muted pinks, greens and gold silk embroidery in a crewel pattern - teal silk border on four sides.

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Bedspread

Large spread comprised of linen squares embroidered in blue and yellow crewel work; the squares are joined together by lace panels backed with blue silk. Designed by South Kensington School of Needlework. Embroidery on linen with Battenberg lace.

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Table runner

Hardanger embroidery in Irish linen. [or Broderie Anglaise ? -1982 exhibition labels]

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Handkerchief

Brussels mixed combination machine-made and net embroidery lace.

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Handkerchief

Honiton

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Bobbin lace sample

Ovoid-shaped.

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Bobbin lace sample

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Handkerchief

Valenciennes bobbin lace. Fine ecru linen with embroidered leaf and flower design; lace edge.

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Skirt

Green silk damask skirt with applied blue and white embroidery.

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Pillow cover

Ecru-coloured, filet patterned crochet in centre panel, four square side panels are comprised of alternating squares of tatted design and cut out appliqued silk, with crochet edging, all backed with pale pink silk. Silk backing is attached on three sides.

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Embroidery panel

Japanese silk square with embroidered peony and other floral motifs.

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Embroidered sampler

Multi-coloured silk and metal embroidery on linen; design motif similar to sampler designs.

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Embroidered sampler

Russian cross stitch. Alternating bands of cotton and linen materials, each embroidered in a different design, using coloured embroidered cotton.

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Shawl

Fuschia silk with fuschia applique embroidery in floral pattern. Brought from India by donor's great-grandfather before 1812 (her grandfather was born 1812).

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Embroidery panel

Black linen oblong closely covered with rust, grey and gold silk floral and leaf embroidery. Marked 'Old Persian embroidery', probably Japanese embroidery.

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Sleeveband

Blue silk lined with navy silk; floral all-over embroidery.

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Embroidery panel

Embroidered panel with Mt. Meru and dragons in gold thread, possibly Chinese. Navy silk with heavily embroidered dragon design panel along bottom - six embroidered circle with dragon pattern above.

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Embroidery panel

Red silk square embroidered with gold thread, bird and flower design. Couched metal thread on silk.

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Shawl

black lace shawl. black lace- centre medallion design.

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Sleeveband

Embroidered silk bands; possibly Chinese; 2 pieces. Blue silk with heavy gold flower pattern embroidery.

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Sleeveband

Embroidery in silk net; Chinese pagoda and figure motif. Thread: blue, green, rust, cream, orange, gold.

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Beadwork panel

Beadwork figure design, partly worked. Victorian adaptation of 17th century stumpwork.

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Book cover, book

Embroidered book cover covering 'The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley'. Elizabethan (1558-1602) design. Gold, mauve, coral, yellow, green, blue sprays of irises embroidered on ecru linen. Four heraldic shields in blue and gold along top of front cover with '19', 'J', 'W', '00' in each shield in red thread. Ribbon design encircling front to back with scattered leaves.

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Book cover, book

Embroidered book cover covering Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. Mid-17th century design. Off-white silk damask cover (with red silk interior) with embroidered pink, white, red and green spray of carnations on front, a solid band of green around edge. Smaller flower motif on back and green stitching on spine.

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Book cover, book

Embroidered book cover covering 'A Tale of Two Cities' by Charles Dickens. Mid-17th century design. Cover is off-white silk embroidered spray of purple tulips, five small tulips across bottom, all enclosed by small band of red and gold embroidered banding. Smaller spray on back and four small tulips on spine; all also enclosed by red and gold banding.

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