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Pillow case

17th–18th century


64 x 110.5 cm (25 3/16 x 43 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.105 x .64

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; point, darned netting, punto a maglia quadra

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



“17th cent.; very rare” Loan Receipt. Heavy white linen pillow case; on one end are embroidered with cross-stitch in black silk, three vases of flowers and birds, and the name Heinrich Oslrich, below this is a deep border of darned netting with a diagonal mesh, and the design of a double-headed eagle surmounted by a crown, and fleur-de-lis surrounded by a wreath of flowers. On each side of flowers, a winged figure and two birds. The border on top and bottom has a geometrical design.


Lent by Mrs. T. F. Richardson, Dec. 11, 1890. Transferred to Mrs. Charles J. White April 5, 1932. Returned April 3, 1933. Gift May 4, 1933

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles J. White