Figural Brussels Bobbin Lace Flounce Fragment

Description
This fragment of a very fine linen bobbin lace flounce includes figures of humans, angels and vases. From the early 18th century, it is grounded with bobbin lace braids with picots that are carried across the back of motifs, indicating a Brussels origin. It has been pieced together at a later date.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flounce, lace
date made
early 18th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 35 in x 23 in; x 88.9 cm x 58.42 cm
place made
België: Bruxelles
Associated Place
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
ID Number
2013.0121.24
accession number
2013.0121
catalog number
2013.0121.24
subject
Adornment
Lace
Lace Making
Bobbin Lace
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Clothing & Accessories
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Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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