Child's stomacher

American or English
early 18th century


Object Place: probably Boston, New England, United States

Dimensions

22 x 17.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 7/8 in. )

Accession Number

58.1395

Medium or Technique

Linen needlepoint and bobbin lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

English lace of the early 18th century, probably restyled to form a child’s stomacher. Main field shows symmetrical pattern of flowers and leaves. Motifs made with bobbins and connected by needlepoint hexagonal mesh. Narrow conforming border of bobbin lace with scalloped outer edge.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Edward L. Young