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Bobbin lace

Spanish
18th century


Dimensions

53 x 11 cm (20 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .11 x .53

Accession Number

15.948

Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The design of scrolling stems bearing conventional flowers and leaves, is outlined with a silky linen thread. The hexagonal braided “reseau” and the toile were made at the same time. Evidently a copy of a Flemish or Dutch lace. Much worn.

Provenance

1915, gift of Edgar L. Ashley to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 12, 1915)

Credit Line

Gift of Edgar L. Ashley