Blonde Bobbin Lace Silk Flounce

Description
This flounce of stylized floral motifs is executed in Blonde bobbin lace. The flounce is made of cream colored silk thread in three sizes. The ground is point ground, with the motifs made in dense linen stitches and lighter half stitches outlined with a heavy gimp thread. Honeycomb ground is used as decorative fillings. The flounce is edged with a narrow machine made picot edge on both sides.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flounce
lace, flounce
date made
1830-1845
maker
unknown
Physical Description
lace, blonde bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 in x 204 in; 48.26 cm x 518.16 cm
place made
France: Picardie, Chantilly
ID Number
1984.0111.243
accession number
1984.0111
catalog number
1984.0111.243
subject
Adornment
Lace
Lace Making
Silk
Bobbin Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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