Alençon Needle Lace Cuff

Description
This cotton Alençon lace border or cuff from the late 19th century matches collar TE*T17893A and cuff TE*T17893C. In this set, horsehair is used to support the picots on the outside edge and some interior motifs. The entre-deux at the edge is made with Droschel bobbin lace. It is attributable to the Lefébure workshop, Bayeux, France, and the pattern for this collar is in Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Alençon, France. See Bruggeman, Kant in Europa, (L'Europe de la Dentelle), 1997 p. 169, and Dépalle, Brigitte Delesques, La Dentelle à l'aiguille, p. 81
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, cuff
Object Type
lace
date made
1855-1900
made by workshop of
Lefébure, Ernest
Physical Description
alençon (overall production method/technique)
cotton (overall material)
horsehair (through picot loops at edge material)
needle lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 30 in x 4 3/4 in; 76.2 cm x 12.065 cm
place made
France: Basse-Normandie, Bayeux
ID Number
TE*T17893B
catalog number
T17893B
accession number
319013
subject
Adornment
Cotton
Horsehair
Lace
Needle Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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