Cap Border in Point de Venise Needle Lace on Machine Made Net

Description
This cap border is part of a set of Point de Venise de Reseau needle lace. The ground has been restored and the fine quality needlepoint motifs are now applied on cotton machine made net. It likely dates originally from the early 18th century and was remodelled in the late 19th to early 20th century. It matches lappet TE*L7693 and cap back TE*L7695.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, border
Object Type
lace
date made
1700-1710
date repaired
1875-1925
maker
unknown
Physical Description
linen (overall, motifs material)
cotton (overall, net material)
needle lace (overall, motifs production method/technique)
machine made lace (overall, netting production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 37 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 95.25 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
Italy
ID Number
TE*L7694
catalog number
L7694
accession number
58000
subject
Adornment
Lace
Needle Lace
Linen
Cotton
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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