Flounce

ca. 1890 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Machine-embroidered silk net lace in cotton
Brief Description
Flounce of machine-embroidered silk net lace in cotton, possibly made in Switzerland or Germany, ca. 1890
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 29in
  • Width: 35.5in
Credit line
Given by Mrs R. Rubens
Object history
Worn by the donor's mother on her wedding dress in 1890
Collection
Accession Number
T.157-1964

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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