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Point de Gaze needle lace Cuff

Point de Gaze needle lace Cuff

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lace
lace, cuff
Object Type
lace
date made
1790
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 3 in; 25.4 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
TE.E331633A
catalog number
E331633.00A
accession number
91898
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Harrold & her sidter Mrs. Caroline Harrold Chase, 1926
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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