Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Panel

Date:
ca. 1900
Culture:
French
Medium:
Cotton, machine made lace
Dimensions:
17 × 26 in. (43.2 × 66 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Laces
Credit Line:
Gift of Stern and Stern Textiles, Inc., 1964
Accession Number:
64.229.2
Not on view
This lace border incorporates images of modern transport and transmission of power with railway trains, hot-air balloons, telegraph poles, and electric lights. The motifs echo a preoccupation with the new electrical power, much in evidence at the Paris Exposition, and the lace won a medal. The machine-made lace industry, centered in Nottingham, was enormously successful since it replaced a declining cottage industry, the products of which had become so expensive that they were out of reach of most ordinary people.
Stern and Stern Textiles, Inc. (until 1964; to MMA)
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