About this artwork
Wide edgings or flounces made of lace ornamented secular clothing, religious dress, and furniture. This length of lace might have adorned a wealthy woman’s skirt hem or dressing table. Such a large piece of lace would have been the work of many women, with each creating a part of the whole that was then skillfully and invisibly assembled.
Currently Off View
- Lace Flounce
- Made 1720–1740
- Linen, bobbin part-lace of a type known as "Brussels" with a plaited bar ground
- 65.4 × 327.5 cm (25 3/4 × 128 7/8 in.) width repeat: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)
- Bequest of Mrs. Edward E. Ayer in memory of Edward E. Ayer