Gold, Silver and Silk Bobbin Lace and Embroidery Panel

Description
This panel is embellished with bobbin lace and silk embroidery. The woven center is decorated with embroidery, drawn thread work and needle weaving. It is bordered with gold and silver (?) bobbin lace insertions and edging. The lace is worked with threads made of strips of metal foil wrapped around an un-spun silk core in an S-twist, indicating 17th century. The salmon colored satin stitch silk embroidery alternates with the same geometric motif in gold foil wrapped silk thread. There is a tassel in one corner and the remnant of a tassel in the opposite corner.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, panel
date made
early 17th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
bobbin lace (border production method/technique)
silk (lace material)
silk (fabric material)
metal (lace material)
Measurements
overall: 62 in x 43 in; x 157.48 cm x 109.22 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
Associated Place
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
ID Number
2013.0121.43
accession number
2013.0121
catalog number
2013.0121.43
subject
Lace
Lace Making
Silk
metalworking
Embroidery
Bobbin Lace
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Lace
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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