Milanese Style Bobbin Lace Valance

Milanese Style Bobbin Lace Valance

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Description
This border is constructed with Milanese style bobbin lace. The slender meandering scrolls resemble scrolling vines with flowers and leaves. A variety of fillings decorate the flowers and leaves, including raised edges and tallies. The motifs are connected with double, braided bars with picots. The edges are original, made as part of the lace.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lace
Object Type
lace
date made
1660-1690
Physical Description
bobbin lace, Milanese (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 186 in; x 24.13 cm x 472.44 cm
ID Number
TE.L7331A
catalog number
L7331.00A
accession number
83674
Credit Line
Miss Emily Tuckerman Aug 11, 1924
subject
Lace
Lace Making
Linen
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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