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


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.

Date Made: ca 1830

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Made At: Belgium

General Subject Association: AdornmentLaceCostumeUsed: LinenBobbin LaceNeedle Lace


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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Marjorie M. Post (May), 1964

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T13490CCatalog Number: T13490CAccession Number: 254382254382

Object Name: lacelace, flounceObject Type: lace

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 cmpattern repeat: 28 1/2 in; 72.39 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-1024-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_625579

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