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Flounce black
Flounce black
19th century
Not on display
Chantilly Lace
53 x 500 cm (20 7/8 x 196 7/8 in.)
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Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple

Lace, flounce & border Jean Neder: The design of large, multi-petalled flowers on a leafed stem forms the scalloped lower edge, along with a ribbon like band with small flower sprays. All of the fillings are worked in half stitch with a sinle strand, two ply silk. The upper portion of lace is decorated with repeated sprays of flowers and leaves, but the fillings are worked with two threads of two ply silk, resulting in a darker, clothier appearance. This upper portion has been worked separately and joined with font raccroc. The repeat of the design is 25 cm. The upper footing is a narrow bobbin made band, sewn in place. The reseau is Font Chant; both ends of the lace have been finished. A cordonnet of four, two ply twisted threads is used as outline for flowers and leaves. Good condition, many knots in the reseau, hand-made, possibly 1850s. Ref: Earnshaw, Identification ofLace, p.96, Jackson, Hand made Lace, p. 135