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Flounce
Flounce
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Silk; Chantilly Lace
Dimensions:
34 x 100 cm (13 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1980.35.1
Acquisition Date:
1980-10-02
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple

Lace, flounce & border
Jean Neder: A large spray of rose, tulips and leaves is repeated every 9 1/2 inches, with two smaller sprays and strapwork joining these repeats., Lower edge follows the design and is finished with picots. Footing had a narrow bobbin made edging, sewn in place. The mesh is six-sided, Font Chat. Flowers and leaves are outlined either with a tow or four ply silk, untwisted, and all fillings are half stitch. The end is finihsed with an edging in oval design, partly torn off in one corner. Many tiny repairs in the reseau, also some tears or breaks that have not been repaired. This appears to be hand-made, of black silk. The picots on lower edge are continuous with the lace, if machine made, the edging would have been sewn on. Ref: Earnshaw, Identification of Lace, p. 96-8, p. 127 and Sharp, Point and Pillow Lace, p. 114.

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