Point d'Angleterre Bobbin Lace Cape

Description
This is a small cape or collar made in delicate Point d'Angleterre bobbin lace. The floral, symmetric design indicates French influence. Bobbin lace braids with picots connect the motifs. The cape was refashioned into the current shape in the late 19th century and is bordered with a narrow machine made purl edge. The repairs are made with needle made bars.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, cape
Object Type
lace
date made
1700-1730
date remodelled
late 19th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
neckedge: 15 1/2 in; 39.37 cm
center back: 11 1/2 in; 29.21 cm
place made
Flanders
ID Number
TE*T15222
catalog number
T15222
accession number
290897
subject
Lace
Bobbin Lace
Linen
Adornment
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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