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Cuff

Horse hair is used to stiffen the "cordonnet" or raised outline. In the middle is a bell-shaped form, from which grow two scrolling lines. The edge has slight indentations, and at intervals are unsymmetrical à jours. 17.158 [5 and] 1587 belong to the same set.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates

French, 1860–75

Accession Number

17.1586

Medium or Technique

Lace, point, Point d'Alençon

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes