Point d'Alençon lace

French
18th century


Dimensions

Length x width: 141 × 11.5 cm (55 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.869

Medium or Technique

Lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Point d’Alençon Flounce For a sleeve, wider in the middle than at the two ends. The ground is fine needle-point mesh. The design consists of sprays of flowers, undulating lines, and “àjours” filled with a variety of elaborate meshes.

Credit Line

Bequest of James William Paige