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Bobbin lace

This piece is not typical of any country. The scalloped edge of the lace is formed by long leaves. Above this are branches of conventional flowers and leaves. The réseau is somewhat like that of Mechlin lace and the toilé or pattern is outline with a silky linen thread.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Georgiana G. Eaton

19th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts