Bobbin lace

Italian (Milan)
early 18th century


Dimensions

327 x 32 cm (128 3/4 x 12 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 3.27 long x 0.32 deep

Accession Number

29.1106

Medium or Technique

Lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Design: armorial shields, surmounted by coronets, one bearing a griffin alternating with shield bearing lady playing on musical instrument, connected by scrolling vines with buds and animals, grounded on heavy braided meshes, round and lozenge-shaped, worked in varying directions. Narrow heading and pointed edging sewed on upper and lower edges.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Hewson Baltzell