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Half of Point de France Needle Lace Collar

Half of Point de France Needle Lace Collar

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Point de France needle lace in the style of the third quarter of 17th century. The dense floral motifs offer with much detail. It was possibly cut from a larger piece and made into a collar in 19th century. It matches TE.L7688 with both cut and left with a raw edge at the wide end. The lace is tapered and edged with a narrow (1/8 inch wide) bobbin lace edge with figure 8 gimp and picot edge.
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Object Name
lace, collar
Object Type
date made
last half of 17th C
place made
Physical Description
linen, two-ply, s-twist (overall material)
needle lace, point de france (overall production method/technique)
overall: 9 in x 18 in; 22.86 cm x 45.72 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Miss Annie-May Hegeman
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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