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Edging
Edging
Date:
ca. 1735
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Point D'Argentan Lace
Dimensions:
8 x 224 cm (3 1/8 x 88 3/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1979.65.8
Acquisition Date:
1978-11-07
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple

Exhibition History:

Bedecked with Lace(CPLH), 1982
18th Century Lace, 1991

edging or insertion (Image is duplicated on record 50.15.2 - 10/06)
Jean Neder: The finely worked toile of daisy-like flowers, carnations and festoons are repeated every 39cm. The reseau is the typical hexagonal buttonhole stitched designof Argentan lace, with parts of the backgound worked with filled hexagons. The engrelure is a narrow bobbon-made lace, the lower edge follows the leaf and flowers design, and is finished with close picoted buttonhole stitches. The cordonnet is shallow, but very finely worked of buttonhole stitches over several threads. The filled hexagonal ground is also referred to as Reseau Rosace. Ref: Earnshaw, Identification of lace, p. 52, Jourdain, Old lace, p. 70, Plate LXXXVIII.