- Type: Flemish Tape
- Purpose: Alb Flounce
- Date: 1600-1700
- Colour: natural
- Width: 38cms (a) 29cms (b) 29cms and 29cms (c)
- Length: 198cms (a) 208cms (b) 90cms and 87cms (c)
- Notes: This post consists of 3 pieces of lace all very similar. Cat. no 2788 consists of 154 inches of early tape lace. The Headside is of plaited bobbin lace. It is reminiscent of pointed designs in Le Pompe 1559 by Santina Levy. The headside is similar to a reference in Catalogus Van De Kantverzameling (Bruges Gruuthusemuseum) – St. Vandenberghe, F. Sorber, L. Van Damme-Ketele en P. Verstraete 267- Old Flemish 16th -17th century. 1.5 cms. This piece is 2cms depth and probably early.Hand bobbin tape lace, fillings of needlepoint. Footside and headside both bobbin. Many early repairs. Last use was gathered with fine linen thread. No overall design. In (B) there is a continuation of the design as in (a) but there is a heel tear in this piece that confirms use as on alb. There has been no attempt to repair it. Cat no 2789 (C) Consists of two pieces used as cuffs for alb and subsequently joined. Similar work but the design is more organised and confident.
- Catalogue no: 2788 and 2789
(B)heel damage confirming original use on alb
(C)This Cat.no. 2789 and it is one of two pieces that are the same as Cat no.2788. The work on this piece is similar but the design is more organised and confident. The length was cut into two pieces to provide cuffs for alb and subsequently joined.
(C)close up of headside on cat no 2789. Note that the headside is different to cat no 2789 and 2788
(A)close up of headside on cat no 2788.
(A)cat. no 2788
(A)Cat no 2788 – possible change in worker?
close up of lower edge