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  LEAVER'S LACE TABLE COVER WITH PATRIOTIC EAGLE, 1876-1890's
Dimensions (inches): Frame - 45.75" x 44.5", Textile - 34.75" x 33.75"
Description:
LEAVER'S LACE TABLE COVER WITH PATRIOTIC EAGLE, 1876-1890's:

This decorative lace textile depicts a spread-winged American eagle, with a patriotic shield upon its breast, grasping olive branches in one talon and arrows in the other. The bird is featured beneath an array of 6-point stars that resemble those on George Washington's personal standard, under what appear to be clouds, with a round center medallion that has a scalloped border. The wide floral border terminates with a repeated arch that helps to form the scalloped outer edge.

Made as a table cover, sometime between the 1876 centennial of our nation's independence and the 1890's, the piece was manufactured with a machine that made what is known as leaver's lace. Invented in France around 1804, these massive tools weighed between 12 and 15 tons.

Mounting: The textile has been hand-stitched to 100% cotton, black in color, which was washed to reduce excess dye. And acid-free agent was added to the wash to further set the dye and the fabric was heat-treated for the same purpose. The mount was then placed in a black-painted, hand-gilded and distresses Italian molding. The glazing is U.V. protective plexiglass.

Condition: There is minor overall age toning, accompanied by minor to moderate water staining. There is minor breakdown in various limited areas. The overall presentation is especially attractive and displays its age gracefully.
   
Primary Color: off white, ivory
Earliest Date: 1876
Latest Date: 1900
For Sale Status: Sold
Price SOLD
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