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Alençon and Argentan Needle Lace Cuff

Alençon and Argentan Needle Lace Cuff

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Description (Brief)
Argentan and Alençon cuff or child's collar. The Argentan mesh is partially loosely buttonhole stitched and partially wrapped.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace, collar
lace, cuff
Object Type
Physical Description
needle lace, alençon, argentan (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; x 19.05 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. James W. Pinchot
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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