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Flounce

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

A late 19th century dark ecru Venise style needle lace flounce. The center design repeats every 8 inches and is composed of drooping iris-like flowers. The lower edge is formed by three different type of flowers that alternate every 8 inches. There are many different fillings to the design. The top attachment edge is straight and has been added probably at the same time, but is not part of the design.

Category:
needlework
Made from:
Linen
Made in:
ITALY
Date made:
Late 19th c.
Size:
24.8 × 144.8 cm (9 3/4 × 57 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
45.577
Class:
Lace
Signature marks:
tag Very fine lace Included with the lace, now removed. This is a white paper tag with writing in pencil. Container Gives away./JULIUS GARFINCKEL & CO/WASHINGTON On the top of the container "Gives away." is handwritten in pencil while the rest is blue print. Container label JULIUS GARFINCKEL & CO./WASHINGTON 4, D. C./HOW SOLD Chg/DATE 5/4/DEPT. 71/SOLD BY 38/20434-18/Mrs Joseph E. Davies/3029 Klingle Road/Att. N.W./Miss Voight 116403/POSTMASTER: CONTENTS MERCHANDISE, MAY BE OPENED/FOR POSTAL INSPECTION/RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED./No. 11 Bottom of the container This is a white label with preprinted black information. The hand printed parts are in Carbon blue ink. The numbers 20434-18 and No. 11 are preprinted in red ink. Container label GET SIGNATURE/FOR THIS PACKAGE Glued to bottom of container The label is in red and the printing white.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973