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

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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
date made
ca 1830
maker
unknown
made at
Belgium
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
ID Number
TE.T13490C
catalog number
T13490C
accession number
254382
254382
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie M. Post (May), 1964
subject
Adornment
Lace
Theater
Linen
Bobbin Lace
Needle Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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