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Lace Flounce

A work made of linen, bobbin part-lace of a type known as "brussels" with a plaited bar ground.
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  • A work made of linen, bobbin part-lace of a type known as "brussels" with a plaited bar ground.

Date:

1720–40

Artist:

Brussels, Flanders (present day Belgium)

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.

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Title

Lace Flounce

Origin

Flanders

Date

Made 1720–1740

Medium

Linen, bobbin part-lace of a type known as "Brussels" with a plaited bar ground

Dimensions

65.4 × 327.5 cm (25 3/4 × 128 7/8 in.) width repeat: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1934.412

Extended information about this artwork

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