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Shawl of black blonde lace

second quarter of 19th century

Object Place: France


237.5 x 122 cm (93 1/2 x 48 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk lace

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long rectangular shawl of black blonde lace; design arranged in symmetrical units, with motifs repeated horizontally and alternately facing left and right; many motifs, some in medallions, including paired towers, palm tree and cactus, landscape with sail boat off shore, cocks, and a great variety of curling branches and flowers in interspaces; border repeat alternately bird cage with feeding birds in medallion and heart beneath paired cocks; several cracks and holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr. and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop