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Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

A white fragment of 18th century Angleterre bobbin lace. The design is has 5 flowers with stems and leaves at the lower edge. Above in the mesh are scattered daisies. The mesh is droschel (two sides are braided) which in this type lace is added after the motifs are created. The bottom of the piece has has pointed leaves forming the border. At the top edge is an engrelure (attachment strip).

Category:
needlework
Made from:
Linen
Made in:
Unknown
Date made:
18th c.
Size:
10.8 × 12.7 cm (4 1/4 × 5 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.527
Class:
Lace
Signature marks:
tag No 54/Point d'Angletterre/2d half 18 Cent Stitched to the piece This is a blue paper tag. The inscription is in black handwritten ink. Envelope Antic laces With the item. There were two other pieces with this envelopes. 45.528 and 45.529 Box John Barkley, Inc./DINSTINCTIVE MENS WEAR/541 WOOD ST. PITTSBURGH Top of the box. This is the box the lace was in. This is a brown colored box. label FROM/HERBERT A. MAY/6530 BEACON STREET/PITTSBURGH 17, PENNSYLVANIA/RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED/POSTMASTER-THIS PARCEL MAY BE FOR POSTAL INSPECTION IF NECESSARY/To Mr. H. A. May/'Hillwood"/C MERRIMADE-LAWRENCE, MASS. Top of the box This is a blue bordered label The inscription is printed in blue except for To Mr. H. A. May/"Hillwood" handwritten in blue ink. inscription Yellow silk + lace/cover/? Side of the box This is written in black ink marker.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973