Argentella Needle Lace Border Fragment From Early 18th Century

Description:

This elaborate and delicate border fragment of Argentella needle lace from the early 18th century is made of fine linen thread. There is a great deal of raised work with picots added as embellishment.

Date Made: early 18th century

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France

Subject: LaceNeedle LaceLinenAdornment

Subject:

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories, Lace, Textiles

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Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski, 1972

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T16272Catalog Number: T16272Accession Number: 300957

Object Name: lacelace, border, fragmentObject Type: lace

Physical Description: argentella (overall production method/technique)linen (overall material)needle lace, argentella (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 10 in x 3 in; 25.4 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-78aa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_620358

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