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Lacework in progress


Artist Unknown (France)


18th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Lacework in progress, Artist Unknown (France)
: A Gift of Laces
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Lace (Do Not Use) | Linen, paper; point d'Alençon
Size: 33 x 3 5/8 in. (83.82 x 9.21 cm) (linen backing)29 1/8 x 1 15/16 in. (73.98 x 4.92 cm) (paper pattern with lace)
Creation Place: Europe, France
Culture: Europe, France
Style: 18th century
Physical Description: Piece of point d'Alencon showing process of working. Two layers of heavy natural plain weave linen, pieced together (bottom layer, 3 pieces; top layer, 2 pieces). A paper pattern inked design is hand-stitched to the top layers of linen. Lace is partially
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Mrs. Ridgely Hunt
Accession Number: 41.35.32
Added to Site: February 28, 2009