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Bobbin lace

Three narrow flounces for neck and sleeves of a gown. The design of baskets of flowers and undulating floral sprays is grounded on the typical Brussels mesh. "This lace is said to have belonged to Mrs. Katherine Johnstone Skinner (married in 1761). See notes filed."

Provenance

This lace is said to have belonged to Mrs. Katherine Johnstone Skinner (married in 1761).

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Constance Cunningham

Flemish, 18th century

Accession Number

25.32a-c

Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes