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Linen sheet

Sheet, c.1600-1700. Sheet of white plain weave linen, consisting of two pieces joined down centre with length of bobbin lace. Initials 'EH' are worked at one end of the sheet, either side of the lace strip. There is a narrow edging of drawn thread work. Possibly owned by Elizabeth Hathaway (born 1626) or Elizabeth Hathaway, daughter of Richard Hathaway 1611-1692, married Standley of Chipping Campden, or Elizabeth Hathaway (mid-18th century), daughter of Robert and Sarah Hathaway.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/654a

  • Date made


  • Material

    textile linen

  • Measurements

  • Length

    2520 mm
    725 (length of reinforced section) mm

  • Width

    1740 mm

  • Marks & inscriptions

    E H,

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust