Flounce Made for Louise Marie in Point d'Angleterre on Droschel

Description
This flounce features alternating cartouches with the monogram LM for Louise Marie under the royal crown and a torch, symbolizing love. The Grand Collar represents the Order of Leopold with face-to-face monograms: “LR" for Leopold Rex, King of Belgium (1831-1865). The royal crown and the lion is draped through the flounce. Point d'Angleterre bobbin lace with needle lace fillings are appliquéd to handmade Droschel ground. This is one of a set of three flounces made by the Belgian lace industries for Louise Marie d'Orléans (1812-1850) and possibly given to her for her wedding to King Leopold I of Belgium in 1832.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, flounce
Object Type
lace
date made
ca 1830
maker
unknown
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
bobbin and needle lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 144 in x 12 in; 365.76 cm x 30.48 cm
pattern repeat: 28 1/2 in; 72.39 cm
made at
Belgium
ID Number
TE*T13490C
catalog number
T13490C
accession number
254382
254382
subject
Adornment
Clothing & Accessories
Lace
Costume
Textiles
Linen
Bobbin Lace
Needle Lace
Lace
Textiles
Lace
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Lace
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie M. Post (May), 1964
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