Point de Gaze needle lace Cuff


According to the donors, this Rose Point set of collar and cuffs were made in France circa 1790, and was worn by Princess Caroline Murat at the Court of Napoleon III. She was exiled to America and lived in Charleston for a time. The lace was given by the Princess to the late Rev. J.A. Harrold & his wife. This story is doubtful, as this type of Point de Gaze needle lace was not made much before 1850.

Date Made: 1790

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Miss Mary Harrold & her sidter Mrs. Caroline Harrold Chase, 1926

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.E331633ACatalog Number: E331633.00AAccession Number: 91898

Object Name: Lacelace, cuffObject Type: lace

Measurements: overall: 10 in x 3 in; 25.4 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-f7a6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_620248

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