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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.

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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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