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Point de France Needle Lace Flounce

Point de France Needle Lace Flounce

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Description
This is a very good quality flounce of Point de France [d’Argentan] needlepoint lace. It probably dates originally from the late 17th century, but was pieced and mended in the 19th century when some cordonnet was added. There is a great deal of raised work, with picots both on the edging and the interior raised work. The entire piece is 134 inches long and 13.5 inches wide and worked in fine linen thread.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, flounce
Object Type
lace
date made
1665-1680
date remodeled
19th century
maker
unknown
place made
France
Physical Description
needle lace (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 134 in x 13 1/2 in; x 340.36 cm x 34.29 cm
ID Number
TE.E363083
accession number
118473
catalog number
E363083
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs Miriam D Thropp, 1932
subject
Linen
Lace
Lace Making
Needle Lace
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Lace
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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