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Edging

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

An ecru Lille-type machine lace with needle run cordonnets on a background of mesh. The top edge culminates in 4 peaks that are of various distances apart. Starting at the outer edge there is 13 inches to the next peak and 10 inches between the 2nd and the 3rd and then 13 inches between the 3rd and the 4th. The design is of four paisley type patterns topped by a daisy that are at each peak area alternating with 5 daisies topping a larger hem area daisy. The hem area is scalloped and composed of a large daisy alternating with three smaller daisies that are flanked by leaves. At each end of the edging is a tucked in area probably for a seam attachment to another garment.

Category:
needlework
Made from:
Silk
Made in:
Unknown
Date made:
20th c.
Size:
24.1 × 110.5 cm (9 1/2 × 43 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.553
Class:
Lace
Signature marks:
tag from/Massage/Room/2nd floor/Hillwood/45.444 Written on tissue in which the item was wrapped. This was written in blue ink, except for 45.444 which was written in pencil.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973