Argentella Needle Lace Border Fragment From Early 18th Century


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


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


Exhibition Location:

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


Record Id: nmah_620358

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