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Lace Flounce

A work made of linen, bobbin part lace.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of linen, bobbin part lace.

Date:

1701-25

Artist:

Flanders, Brussels (present day Belgium)

About this artwork

The lace decorations that ornamented women’s dresses were separate from the dresses themselves. They required many yards of lace and, since fine lace was expensive, people sought substitutes that mimicked the light, translucent nature of the fabric. Here, the sleeve ruffles are made of a woven linen that has been skillfully embroidered to look like lace.

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Title

Lace Flounce

Origin

Flanders

Date

Made 1701–1725

Medium

Linen, bobbin part lace

Dimensions

17.2 × 384.2 cm (6 3/4 × 151 1/4 in.) Width repeat: 59 cm (23 1/4 in.) Heading height: .6 cm (1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward E. Ayer in memory of Edward E. Ayer

Reference Number

1933.1579

Extended information about this artwork

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