Point de France Needle Lace Border Fragment

Description
This is a 17th Century Point de France needle lace border fragment. The lace is very intricate, with much three-dimensional work. There are some repairs, but it is in generally good condition. An accompanying tag says "Altar piece". It is cut at both ends.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
Object Type
lace
date made
late 17th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
needle lace (overall production method/technique)
point de France (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 25 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in; 64.77 cm x 13.335 cm
place made
France
ID Number
TE*T15341
catalog number
T15341
accession number
293455
subject
Lace
Needle Lace
Linen
Adornment
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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