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A military scarf of white silk gauze interwoven with stripes of coloured silks and silver-gilt thread

Maker:  Maker Unknown

Description: 

A military scarf of white silk gauze interwoven with stripes of coloured silks and silver-gilt thread, with fringes of silver and silver-gilt thread, the ends with trellis design, 94in. long, 33in. wide. Traditionally said to have been presented by William the Conqueror to an ancestor of the Fitzwilliam family who was Marshal of his army on the field of Hastings. It has remained ever since in the family, each male member of which is christened in it. New backing applied in 19th century, in box.

ID:  62598

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Cambridgeshire

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