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Lace fragment

An insignificant leaf and flower design on a ground of round Valencienne mesh. It is coarser than Valencienne lace usually is. Stained and worn.


Mrs. John Marshall Collection. Note by Mrs. Hailstone:- "Lace from a cap worn by the beautiful Duchess of Argyle (Miss Gunning) who married in 1759 and died in 1790.

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss

probably Flemish, 18th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lace, bobbin


Textiles and Fashion Arts