Early 18th Century Lappets in Point D'Angleterre Bobbin Lace

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Description
This exquisite set of lappets was probably made during the first quarter of the 18th century in Flanders. The beautiful design of flower vases with floral swags is executed in Flemish Point d'Angleterre bobbin lace with droschel ground in fine linen thread showing excellent workmanship. The lappets gradually increase in width from four inches at the rounded ends to five inches at the joined center.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1720-1730
maker
unknown
place made
Flanders
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
Point d'Angleterre (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 46 in x 4 in; 116.84 cm x 10.16 cm
center: 46 in x 5 in; 116.84 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
TE.E277886
accession number
55521
catalog number
E277886
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. William Phelps Eno (Alice Rathbone Eno,1866-1911) through Mrs. J.W. Pinchot, 1913 (sister-in-law)
subject
Adornment
Theater
Lace
Lace Making
Linen
Bobbin Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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