Black Silk Chantilly Bobbin Lace Barbe or Scarf

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Description
This Black Chantilly lace lappet or scarf is a sample of early Victorian bobbin lace from about 1870. It is of good quality, but fragile. The fine black silk threads are disintegrating. The ends are of higher quality than the center section.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1860-1870
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
chantilly bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 65 in x 8 3/4 in; 165.1 cm x 22.225 cm
ID Number
TE.L7621
catalog number
L7621
accession number
70138
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Cassie Mason Myers Julian-James
subject
Lace
Bobbin Lace
Silk
Adornment
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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