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Lace Flounce

A work made of linen, bobbin part-lace of a type known as "brussels" with a plaited bar ground.
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  • A work made of linen, bobbin part-lace of a type known as "brussels" with a plaited bar ground.

Date:

1720–40

Artist:

Brussels, Flanders (present day Belgium)

About this artwork

Wide edgings or flounces made of lace ornamented secular clothing, religious dress, and furniture. This length of lace might have adorned a wealthy woman’s skirt hem or dressing table. Such a large piece of lace would have been the work of many women, with each creating a part of the whole that was then skillfully and invisibly assembled.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Lace Flounce

Place

Flanders (Object made in)

Date

Made 1720–1740

Medium

Linen, bobbin part-lace of a type known as "Brussels" with a plaited bar ground

Dimensions

65.4 × 327.5 cm (25 3/4 × 128 7/8 in.); Width repeat: W.: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward E. Ayer in memory of Edward E. Ayer

Reference Number

1934.412

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