Chantilly Black Silk Bobbin Lace Shawl

Description
This handmade black silk Chantilly bobbin lace shawl is from the third quarter of the 19th century and is in excellent condition. The large scale design with swags and great bouquets of flowers is typical of mid 19th century exuberance.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, shawl
Object Type
lace
date made
1850-1875
maker
unknown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
bobbin lace, chantilly (overall production method/technique)
black (overall color)
triangle (overall shape)
Measurements
overall center and straight edge: 113 in x 55 1/2 in; 287.02 cm x 140.97 cm
place made
France
lace named after
France: Picardie, Chantilly
ID Number
TE*T13164
catalog number
T13164
accession number
250794
subject
Adornment
Lace
Bobbin Lace
Silk
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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