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Object Name Lace
Common Name Lace Fragment
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-510
Date 1850-1950
Material(s) Cotton
Dimensions H-2 W-190 inches
Description This is a set of ten different pieces of black lace. Each piece is of various widths and has distinct designs. Part A is 2 inches and has a straight edge along the top with an open work design and has a scalloped bottom edge with a floral design. This segment of lace has also been stitched together at four places. Part B is 2 inches wide and is comprised of a series of large flowers alternating with clusters of dots. This lace has uneven edges that follow the shapes of the flowers and dots. Part C is a piece of black lace with a straight top edge and leaf design on the lower edges that features gold sequins in the leaves. Part D is a piece of black lace with a leaf design that has gold sequins. The lace is stitched together at two points creating a circle. Part E is a piece of black lace with a straight top edge and leaf design on the lower edges that features gold sequins in the leaves. Part F is a segment of black lace that has been sewn together on the end to create a loop. The lace is unfinished on the top edge, has several clover chains throughout the center, and has diamond-shaped scallops along the lower edge. Part G is a square scrap of black lace with a fern-leaf design in the center. Part H is a strip of black lace with a fern-leaf design in the center, and its design matches Part G. Part I is a piece of 4.5 inch wide black lace with four flowers throughout the center, and the lace is trimmed with a border consisting of three bands with fine scallops along the edge. Part J is a piece of black lace with a straight top edge and a scalloped lower edge. The top half of the lace has is comprised of a network of x-shaped designs. The lower half of the lace has a series of figure eights separated by sunburst shaped designs.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Lace
Lace making
Search Terms lace
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS