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What is this?

Flounce of Brussels-style lace with alternating pattern of a dancing female figure attended by a winged putto enclosed by a rocaille decoration and a centrally placed potted tree set on a table that is flanked by figures dressed as American Indians. Motifs are surrounded by geometric motifs and other rocaille forms.

This is a flounce from Belgium. It is dated late 17th–early 18th century and we acquired it in 1962. Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: linen technique: brussels style bobbin lace

Its dimensions are

H x W: 28.5 x 91 cm (11 1/4 x 35 13/16 in.)

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf

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