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Flounce

Flounce

  • Place of origin:

    Brussels (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bobbin lace worked in linen thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Margaret Simeon

  • Museum number:

    T.157-1992

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Flounce of bobbin lace worked in linen thread.

Place of Origin

Brussels (made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bobbin lace worked in linen thread

Dimensions

Length: 2200 mm, Width: 330 mm

Object history note

Registered File number 1992/524.

This flounce, which contains the arms of the Hapsburg family, may have been commissioned to celebrate a birth, but in each repeat of the pattern the cradle under the canopy has been altered with a flower motif applied in place of the baby. The shield under each left hand angel, surmounted by an Electoral Bonnet signifying a member of one of the German Electoral families, has similary been replaced.

Descriptive line

Flounce of bobbin lace worked in linen thread, Brussels, ca. 1700

Materials

Linen thread

Techniques

Bobbin lace making

Subjects depicted

Coats of arms; Floral

Categories

Lace; Textiles; Birth

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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