Alençon Needle Lace Collar

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Description
Grape and vine motifs with shadow effect decorate this cotton Alençon lace collar from the late 19th century. Horsehair is used to support picots on the outside edge and on some interior motifs. The entre-deux at the neck edge is made with Droschel bobbin lace. It is attributable to the Lefébure workshop, Bayeux, France, and the pattern for this collar is in Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Alençon, France. See Bruggeman, Kant in Europa, (L'Europe de la Dentelle), 1997 p. 169, and Dépalle, Brigitte Delesques, La Dentelle à l'aiguille, p. 81. It matches cuffs or borders TE*T17893B and TE*T17893C.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1855-1900
designer
Lefebure, Ernest
designed and made by the workshop
Lefébure, Ernest
place made
France: Basse-Normandie, Bayeux
designed at
France: Basse-Normandie, Bayeux
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
horsehair (outline material)
Measurements
neck edge: 33 cm x 11 cm; 13 in x 4 11/32 in
ID Number
TE.T17893A
catalog number
T17893A
accession number
319013
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Marie Taveau, 1975
subject
Lace
Cotton
Adornment
Cotton
Horsehair
Needle Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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