Altar Frontal with Drawnwork and Bobbin Lace


Altar frontal in linen with border of drawnwork worked in bistre (reddish color) and edged with bobbin lace. It possibly dates from the 16-17th century.

Date Made: 1550-1650

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Italy

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Credit Line: Miss Annie-May Hegeman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.L7649Catalog Number: L7649.000Accession Number: 58000

Object Name: LaceObject Type: lace

Physical Description: linen (overall material)drawn work (overall production method/technique)bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)bistre (overall drawnwork color)Measurements: overall: 113 in x 18 1/2 in; 287.02 cm x 46.99 cmbobbin border: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_626116

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