Pardon our dust while we update this corner of the website.

Printed Textile: Queen Anne's Lace
A larger image is unavailable for this object
due to copyright, trademark or related rights.

Printed Textile: Queen Anne's Lace

D. D. Tillett, American, 1917 - 2008, and Leslie Tillett, American, 1915 - 1992. Made by D. D. and Leslie Tillett, Inc., New York, American, 1947 - 1981.

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1950 - c. 1981

Hand screenprint on cotton plain weave

9 feet 6 inches × 48 inches (289.6 × 121.9 cm) Pattern Repeat: 21 1/4 inches × 48 inches (54 × 121.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of D. D. and Leslie Tillett, 1983

Social Tags

floral [x]   flowers [x]   tillett textiles [x]  

[Add Your Own Tags]


D. D. (Doris )Tillett and her husband Leslie established a design studio and printing workshop in a remodeled Manhattan stable. The couple’s hand-printed textiles were employed by some of America’s most prominent decorators, such as Sister Parish and Albert Hadley, who used them in Jacqueline Kennedy’s 1961–63 restoration of the White House.

The Tilletts found inspiration in a wide range of sources, from pre-Columbian art to medieval tapestries to nature. The vibrant floral pattern shown here remained in production for more than thirty years.