Figural Brussels Bobbin Lace Flounce Fragment


This fragment of a very fine linen bobbin lace flounce includes figures of humans, angels and vases. From the early 18th century, it is grounded with bobbin lace braids with picots that are carried across the back of motifs, indicating a Brussels origin. It has been pieced together at a later date.

Date Made: early 18th century

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Belgium: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk GewestAssociated Place: United States: Missouri, Saint Louis

Subject: AdornmentLaceLace MakingBobbin Lace


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Credit Line: Transfer from the Cooper-Hewitt

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0121.24Accession Number: 2013.0121Catalog Number: 2013.0121.24

Object Name: flounce, lace

Physical Description: bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)linen (overall material)Measurements: overall: 35 in x 23 in; x 88.9 cm x 58.42 cm


Record Id: nmah_1442731

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