Shield-shaped face of a bag, with a central figure of a double headed eagle flanked by olive branches and a border of floral branches.
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Title: Bag face
Date Created: ca. 1810
Viewing Notes: The double-headed eagle represents Austria, the home of Napoleon's Empress, Marie Louise. the lion, scales of justice, rooster and wheat represent Napoleonic ideals. The crescent moon and star indicate that these laces were made for the rousseau of Marie Louise. -From Lace Exhibition, August 3 - November 7, 1982
Provenance: ex-collection: Madame Jules Porgès
Exhibitions: Cooper Union Museum: "The Greenleaf Collection, Textile Arts from the 16th to the Early 19th Century," 22 Jan. – 9 May 1964, p. 16, no. 199.
Dimensions: H x W: 30 x 21.5 cm (11 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Type: Bag face
Rights: Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf
Medium: Medium: linen Technique: needle lace with a six sided, reworked ground