Stuff Elizabethan Treasures: The Hardwick Hall Textiles
by Santina M. Levey
ISBN-10: 0810963531
ISBN-13: 9780810963535
The National Trust
1998
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 112
Language(s): English
Like New/Like New - Very light cover and edge wear.
$42.00

Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, England houses a world-famous collection of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century textiles. In this first lavishly illustrated and scholarly account of the collection, Santina Levey places the textiles in their day to day context. Using ledgers and other archival material she describes the origins of the different types of textiles. Inventories, letters and personal reminiscences are used to chart the later history of the house and the inevitable alterations that four hundred years of use wrought on the original furnishings. Complete with a glossary and bibliography, this is an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in Elizabethan textiles.