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Made by: Olga Asta

Currently in storage

About this object

A cream colored luncheon set made in Point de Venise needle lace, consisting of a runner, mats and napkins. The runner has a scalloped lace border with elaborate lacework on the corners. Along the sides are small inserts of lace. The inside of the runner has a rectangular design with three curved bumps along each side and a smaller one on each edge. Around this design is elaborate lace both outside and inside.

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Venice, Italy
Date made:
20th c.
113 × 31.1 cm (44 1/2 × 12 1/4 in.)

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Signature marks:
tag 1 RUNNER/MATS 12/12 NAPKINS/ALL LACE/FR. ASTA-ASTA. VENICE/Point Venice/Same Lace/as Cloth 27. on tissue in which the items were wrapped. This is a red bordered paper tag with printing in blue ink. tag 45.64/Point Venice/No. 2/use same napkins/as for the cloth Written on the tissue in which items were wrapped. This is written in blue ink and pencil. tag HWD/45.64/m Pasted to tissue This is a round white tag with type written inscription. tag Dining Room Table/also/Breakfast Room Table/9-14-1992/45.64 With the other inscriptions This is hand written in pencil on white paper.
Credit line:
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Riggs, 1974