White House Wednesday | Lambrequins

By Robert Hancock
Senior Curator and Director of Collections

Lambrequins are elaborate draperies which hang from the top of a window, door, or even a mantel. Mantel lambrequins were used to soften the hard look of a marble fireplace. Though available commercially to homeowners, many were still made by the ladies of the house to show off their needlecraft. A single embroidered lambrequin could take more than 100 hours of work to complete. 

You can see examples of lambrequins from our collection here

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