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Embroidered box

Cardboard and silk construction; separate top with silk embroidery of spray of flowers; smaller flower motifs on front and side panels of box. Mid-17th century design.

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Needle case

Ivory silk exterior with red silk interior. Embroidery matches BH-T-24 b (same colours and flowers); also gold sequins. Needlecase opens like book, 3 pieces of cream wool felt with red blanket-stitched edging, folded at middle. Elizabethan (1558-1602) design.

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Pin cushion

Rectangular pin cushion. Front and back are ivory silk with embroidered flower and knot pattern in blue, mauve, pink, red, green, yellow thread. Red silk ribbon stitched around middle of cushion. Elizabethan (1558-1602) design. Embroidery matches BH-T-24 a (same colours and flowers).

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Book cover, book

Ivory silk book cover covering 'The Book of Common Prayer'. Orange, brown, green, gold, white embroidery on front and back covers. Glass [?] beads sewn into cover with green thread. Off-white silk centre-medallion outlined in gold stitching with initials E.M. and E.W. inside; Stylized leaf and flower design at top and bottom with rhinestones and gold embroidery outlining. Ivory Prayer Book given by Sir Joseph Swan to Mrs. Wallace. Embroidered in silk on linen by Mrs. Hill.

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Book cover, book

Embroidered book cover covering 'The Miniature Series: Winnowings from Wordsworth' by William Wordsworth. Mid-17th century design. Olive green silk with three red and pink roses enclosed by gold embroidered outline; cord edging.

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Book cover, book

Embroidered book cover covering 'Verses' by Christina Rossetti. Green silk velvet ground with scattered pink flowers; centre medallion effect in gold embroidery. 'J.W.' in English script on both front and back. 'R' in English script on spine with pink flowers along length of spine.

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Book cover, book

Book cover covering 'A Tale of Two Cities' by Charles Dickens. 16th century design. Linen fabric, drawn thread design with Spanish black work.

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Embroidery panel

Silk linen material with coloured silk and gold metal embroidered flower pattern, with small pagoda and vase.

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Drawstring purse

Embroidered drawstring purse done by Mrs. Wallace. Elizabethan (1558-1602) design. Silk-lined linen fabric with multi-coloured silk embroidered flower patterns - each flower semi-enclosed by curved vines. Ivory rings at top with green silk cord through them.

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Book cover, book

Embroidered book cover covering 'The Lady of the Lake' by Sir Walter Scott. Heavy green silk with white and green Art Nouveau style pattern of leaves and flowers entwining the title.

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Bag

Lime green material with scarlet silk embroidery; heraldic design.

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Purse

Finely woven silk purse with Persian style design.

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Tablecloth

Ecru linen embroidered in green, chartreuse and gold. Drawn thread and buttonhole stitch.

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Bedspread

Bokhana embroidery; Rust, pink, aqua embroidery on linen [1982 exhibition labels]. Linen top done in silk crewel embroidery - three centre panels with border on four sides - cotton and silk back.

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Tablecloth

Fine linen table cover with blue and white embroidery along bottom and sides; crochet fringe.

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Embroidery panel

Silk embroidery. Navy silk top with Japanese figure scene. Rust backing with four rust tassels.

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Lace sample

Antimicassor piece. Ecru-coloured linen done by tatting.

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Chair cover

Cream-coloured heavy linen with deep border of light blue cross stitch and embroidery across bottom half, lace edging across bottom. Assisi work; filled in ground in cross stitch.

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Tablecloth

Cotton cloth heavily embroidered with red and blue folk patterns.

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Dresser scarf

Indian-head cotton with predominantly blue cross stitch design.

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Chair cover

Ecru linen cloth, probably for chair back, with cross-stitch panel in light blue added crochet edging.

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Tablecloth

Unfinished table runner centre. Cutwork rectangular centre pattern, Broderie Anglaise, buttonhole and feather stitching.

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Dresser scarf

Ecru linen cloth with cut-work design along sides and across bottom. 3.2 inch band of crochet set in across bottom of cloth.

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Runner

Two table or dresser runners in heavy linen with pulled-thread inset. Norwegian Hardanger embroidery.

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Embroidery panel

Beige fine linen cloth with silk and metallic flower design embroidery; evidence that pulled threadwork design was contemplated but not begun.

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