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Child's stomacher

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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

American or English, early 18th century

Object Place

probably Boston, New England, United States


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

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Medium or Technique

Linen needlepoint and bobbin lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts