Binche Bobbin Lace Lappets

Description
This pair of delicate Binche bobbin lace lappets from circa 1730 have been sewn together. They are fragile and one end was shortened. They are made of very fine linen thread and the edges are whipstitched for stabilization. The floral pattern is very dense with a ground of snowflakes and five-hole ground.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1730
maker
unknown
place made
België: Wallonie, Binche
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
bobbin lace, binche (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
one lappet: 22 3/4 in x 3.875 cm; 57.785 cm x 1 17/32 in
one lappet: 24 in x 3 7/8 in; 60.96 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
TE*T16263
catalog number
T16263
accession number
300957
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski, 1972
subject
Lace
Bobbin Lace
Linen
Adornment
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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