Argentella Needle Lace Border Fragment From Early 18th Century

Description
This elaborate and delicate border fragment of Argentella needle lace from the early 18th century is made of fine linen thread. There is a great deal of raised work with picots added as embellishment.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
Object Type
lace
date made
early 18th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
argentella (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall material)
needle lace, argentella (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 3 in; 25.4 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
France
ID Number
TE*T16272
catalog number
T16272
accession number
300957
subject
Textiles
Clothing & Accessories
Lace
Needle Lace
Linen
Adornment
Lace
Textiles
Lace
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Lace
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski, 1972

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