Alternative Name(s): Broderie Anglaise, Renaissance Embroidery, Punto Tagliato
Off-white cutwork tablecloth. Part of a collection of material relating to the McKenzie-Baldwin-Boxshall-Roberts families, settlers in 19th century Victoria in the vicinity of Hanging Rock. Christina Dorothy McKenzie, nee Baldwin (1863-1948), the most likely maker, was known to work by lamplight at 'delicate occupations' such as lace-making for two hours before going to bed at nine o'clock.
Cutwork tablecloth, off-white, with floral pattern along borders, widening at corners. It shows a range of techniques indicating a high level of skill or commercial manufacture.
Date based on appearance and likely provenance.
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