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Lace panel

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

An 18th century, white, rectangular Point de Angleterre bobbin lace panel. The design has a center flower that is flanked on either side by peacocks, one sitting on a branch, the other flying to a branch. The branches that the birds are on are flower boughs. Next to the boughs are larger flowers. The top of the panel has a straight scallop design made up of flowers and paisleys. The lower edge has a hem in a fine bobbin lace tape. The mesh is droschel (braided on two sides). This mesh was added after the motifs were done.

Category:
needlework
Made from:
Linen
Made in:
Unknown
Date made:
18th c.
Size:
5.7 × 43.2 cm (2 1/4 × 17 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.528
Class:
Lace
Signature marks:
envelope Antic laces. With the item This is hand printed in pencil. Box top John Barkley, Inc./DISTINCTIVE MENS WEAR/541 WOOD ST. PITTSBURGH Top of the box Printed in black with a crest. label FROM/HERBERT A. MAY/6530 BEACON STREET/PITTSBURGH 17, PENNSYLVANIA/RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED/POSTMASTER-THIS PARCEL MAY BE OPENED FOR POSTAL INSPECTION IF NECESSARY/To Mr. H. A. May/"Hillwood" Top of the box This is a blue bordered label. The inscription is printed except for To Mr. H. A. May/"Hillwood" which is handwritten in blue ink. inscription YELOW SILK +LACE?/COVER Side of the box This is hand printed in black marker.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973