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Edging
Edging
Date:
18th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Point D'Alencon Lace
Dimensions:
7 x 194 cm (2 3/4 x 76 3/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1982.19.5
Acquisition Date:
1982-06-03
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple

Jean Neder: Large flower, leaf and bud spray alternates with a ribbon band and bud spray, with a repeat every 22 cm. The large spray might be interpreted as having a pom egranate rather than a flower design. All cordonnets are closely worked with buttonhole stitch, the fillings are worked with several open filling variations. The fine Alencon reseau is worked around each motif, but is not twisted around with an extra supporting thread. This technique stopped after 1717, indicating this lace might date from the earlier part of the century. Lower edge follows design motif, with a cordonnet finish. Upper edge has a hand-sewn, bobbin-made edging. many coffe colored stans, otherwise condition is very good.Ref: Earnshaw, Identification of Lace, p. 51-53; Pollen, Seven Centuries of Lace, P.LXVIII, LXVI