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Handkerchief border

Deep handkerchief border of point and bobbin lace; ground vrai-réseau with design of fat pointed leaves and masses of minute blossoms probably representing lilacs; design almost entirely in bobbin lace, center of blossoms and ground in needle-point lace. Example of "duchesse" lace.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, Guy Hunter Lee, Mrs. Henry Jackson, Mrs. Thornton K. Ware, and Mrs. Joseph T. Walker, in memory of Marion Glidden Dove Lee (Mrs. Francis Wilson Lee)

Flemish, 1870s

Object Place

Brussels, Flanders

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Point, bobbin, needle-point lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts