Flemish or English
25 x 60 cm (9 13/16 x 23 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .60 x .25
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Appliqué. Cap(?) Hand made Brussels “réseau” (droschel). Applied to this is a border of leaves and sections of circles filled with “à jours”, down the middle of the cap (?) are sprays of leaves and one rosette-like flower. The midribs of the leaves are woven like the outline of Brussels bobbin lace; the other ribs are made with a heavy thread. The beading that connects the middle and the outer part of the cap are modern.
Worn by Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell and given by her neice to Miss Norton
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Gaskell Norton