Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Border with Battle Scene

Border with Battle Scene

18th century

Cutwork and drawnwork: linen; straight (continuous) bobbin lace (tape lace) edging

Overall: 61.1 x 192.5 cm (24 1/16 x 75 13/16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1921.596


Did you know?

Handmade lace for marriage dowries was produced in large quantities in Russia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


This valance, a decorative drapery made for attachment at the frame of the bed, was a typical object from the dowry of a bride in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Russia. The valance would have been made for the wedding night of a newlywed couple. The elaborate battle scene rendered in this lace is unusual and exceptional.

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