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Flounce
Flounce
Date:
17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Genoese Collar Lace
Dimensions:
18 x 164 cm (7 1/16 x 64 9/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
78.65.11
Acquisition Date:
1978-11-07
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple

The lace has been made in strips and sewn together in sequence. The lower edge is deeply scalloped, hence the name collar lace. The small oval design features are called 'group of corns' or wheat ears, and are characteristic of Genoese lace. Ref: Churchill-Bath, Lace, p. 166; Powys, pp. 26, 56; Jourdain, Lace, plates 17, 18, p. 20