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Point lace

French
18th century


Dimensions

5.5 x 218 cm (2 3/16 x 85 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.18 x .055

Accession Number

23.671

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The design consists of symmetrically balanced flower forms. Part of the ground is the typical Argentan reseau, part “re seau rosce” which has hexagonal fillings. To one end is sewed a piece of lace of similar type except that the plain mesh is of the Alençon variety, not the Argentan.

Provenance

From Mrs. John Marshall Collection

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss