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Flounce

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)
    Switzerland (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-embroidered silk net lace in cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs R. Rubens

  • Museum number:

    T.157-1964

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Flounce of embroidered net lace from a wedding dress. Silk net with cotton machine embroidery in imitation of needle-run net. The design is composed of vertical stripes of joined feathery scrolls containing little rosettes alternating with stripes of sprays of roses and leaves united by incomplete lozenge shapes. The lower edge is scalloped, and with additional leafy scroll decoration.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)
Switzerland (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1890 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Machine-embroidered silk net lace in cotton

Dimensions

Length: 29 in, Width: 35.5 in

Object history note

Worn by the donor's mother on her wedding dress in 1890

Descriptive line

Flounce of machine-embroidered silk net lace in cotton, possibly made in Switzerland or Germany, ca. 1890

Materials

Net

Techniques

Machine lace-making

Categories

Lace; Marriage; Embroidery; Fashion; Textiles; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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