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Lace Cuff Made From Three Strips of Lace

Lace Cuff Made From Three Strips of Lace

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Description
This cuff was made by combining three strips of bobbin lace to make a gathered cuff. The main lace is a point ground lace with floral motifs. This style is sometimes called Regency Point with the outline thread “gimp” is on inside of the motifs. The fillings consist of honeycomb with tallies. The main lace has been cut from a longer piece, and bordered with narrow edgings at both ends, and gathered to two strips of simple point ground laces. The original lace was possibly made during the Regency period from 1811 to 1820.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lace
lace, cuff
Object Type
lace
date made
19th C
1812-1820
Associated Date
1812-1820
Associated Name
Pinchot, Mary Eno
maker
unknown
Physical Description
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 3 1/8 in; 17.78 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
TE.L6462
catalog number
L6462
accession number
48717
Credit Line
Mrs. James W. Pinchot, 1908
subject
Lace
Bobbin Lace
Adornment
Linen
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Clothing & Accessories
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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