Valenciennes Bobbin Lace Pattern and Sample

Description
This set is a pattern of Valenciennes square mesh bobbin lace and a sample made from it. The pattern is drawn with ink (?) on parchment and appears to have been used as the pricking. Suggestions for working the pattern are written in French: "Laisser le bas. Claircir (?) les deux cercles. Laisser plus de jeu aux boules. Former le petit medaillon, le haut moins regulier". Extra threads are added to motifs and cut off. The design (no. 554) and sample for this 19th Century Brussels lace were purchased from G. Moens, Brussels, in 1921.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace, pattern
date made
late 19th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Valenciennes (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall, sample: 2 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 1.5875 cm
overall, sample, pattern, nototations: 14 in x 9 in; 35.56 cm x 22.86 cm
place made
Belgium
Associated Place
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
ID Number
2013.0121.29
accession number
2013.0121
catalog number
2013.0121.29
subject
Clothing & Accessories
Cotton
Lace
Lace Making
Textiles
Bobbin Lace
Lace
Textiles
Lace
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Lace
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt
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