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Sleeve Ruffle

A work made of linen plain weave foundation; embroidered in linen with shadow, chain, and buttonhole stitches, and drawnwork with various fillings.
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  • A work made of linen plain weave foundation; embroidered in linen with shadow, chain, and buttonhole stitches, and drawnwork with various fillings.

Date:

Mid-18th century

Artist:

France or Germany

About this artwork

The lace decorations that ornamented women’s dresses were separate from the dresses themselves. They required many yards of lace and, since fine lace was expensive, people sought substitutes that mimicked the light, translucent nature of the fabric. Here, the sleeve ruffles are made of a woven linen that has been skillfully embroidered to look like lace.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Sleeve Ruffle

Place

France (Object made in)

Date

Made 1725–1775

Medium

Linen plain weave foundation; embroidered in linen with shadow, chain, and buttonhole stitches, and drawnwork with various fillings

Dimensions

88.9 × 15.9 cm (35 × 6 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Francis Neilson

Reference Number

1933.858b

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