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Duchesse lace leaf with design of scrolls and flowers; silk gauze backing. 14 tortoiseshell (?) sticks, pierced ribs; tortoiseshell button at rivet, and loop. Initials of owner on guard. Original box. Condition: Good. Gauze backing is splitting along the fold lines. Arc: 170°.

Provenance

Sold by Tiffany and Co., NewYork. Owned by Mary Eleanor Perkins, daughter of Charles Callahan Perkins, one of the founders of the MFA, Boston. Carried at the wedding of Miss Perkins and Admiral Sir Louis Beaumont. (See Notes on the Collection.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Descendants of Charles Callahan Perkins

French(?), about 1890

Object Place

France(?)

Dimensions

34.61 cm (13 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1989.94

Medium or Technique

Silk; lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes