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Bobbin lace

On a bobbin made mesh, called vrai reseau or drochel, is appliquéd a border design of delicately drawn bobbin-made flowers and leaves. The surface of the mesh is powdered with a characterless leaf motif. Torned and stained, See Note.

Provenance

Mrs. John Marshall Collection

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss

English, early 19th century

Accession Number

23.720

Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles