Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Border with scrolls of floral and foliated forms, in parts shown in relief.

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  • Title: Border
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1670–90
  • Viewing Notes: As the century progressed the French industry became stronger and the Venetian weaker. The floral vine lost its vigor but gained new refinements in drawing and delicacy. Laces were used in ever increasing quantities and were now draped and gathered, so lightness was required. Up to now laces had been used flat.-From Lace Exhibition, August 3 - November 7, 1982
  • Provenance: ex-collection: Madame Jules Porgès
  • Exhibitions: CUM: "The Greenleaf Collection: Textile Arts from the 16th to early 19th century," 22 Jan. to 9 May 1964, p. 14, no. 133.
  • Dimensions: H x W: 7.6 x 126 cm (3 x 49 5/8 in.)Repeat: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Border
  • Rights: Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf
  • Medium: Medium: linen Technique: needle lace