Section of lace

Section of lace
Title
Section of lace
Date 
1700-1800
Medium 
Linen
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 x 73 3/8 in. ( 45.7 x 186.4 cm )
Description 
Linen Belgian needlepoint and bobbin tape lace fragment (possibly a mantel scarf), with plain inner edge; the overall design has raised work, raised cordonnet, the gimp of the close parts resembles cambric; the inner half of the design consists of overall floral and leaf pattern, the outer half consists of alternating pattern of lillies framed with decorative arches, and roses framed with pinnate leaves, this design creates a scalloped outer edge.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1940.967
Gallery Label 
This piece of lace belonged to Mrs. Charles R. Greene of New York, whose husband was an international merchant. He lost most of his ships at sea due to Confederate Cruisers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group