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Pattern; Elizabeth Laird (1814-1892); Circa 1850-1870; XFH.470

Pattern; Elizabeth Laird (1814-1892); Circa 1850-1870; XFH.470
About this object
Pattern; a Berlin woolwork design, consisting of a black and white Cavalier King Charles spaniel on a red cushion. The design is hand-painted onto pre-printed grid paper, with the number '2348' at the top right corner and 'A Todt in Berlin' at the bottom left. The pattern is signed 'Miss E Laird' on the reverse, in a 19th century hand.

Elizabeth Laird was Robert Fyffe's sister, who came to New Zealand from New York to claim his estate, which was finally settled in 1864.

For more information about Fyffe House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

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Date Made
Circa 1850-1870
Medium and Materials
20.9 x 29.2cm
Credit Line
Collection of Fyffe House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object Type
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Berlin woolwork
Berlin woolwork design
Cavalier King Charles spaniel
e j thornley

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