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Lace collar

2000.439.2 (RS97517)

Description

Scalloped needle and bobbin lace collar decorated with worked lace roses, floral sprigs, leaves, sunflowers and scroll and wheel decorations. The collar is currently sewn to the neckline of the wedding dress 2000.439.1, which may be a later alteration. The neckline of the collar is banded, while the hem is finished with a repeating scallop. This wedding dress was worn by Lucy Tappan Bowen when she married Henry Chandler Bowen in 1844 and by both of the donors (great, great, great grandchildren of Lucy and Henry) in the 1950s.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1844
Material
lace (needlework)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
accessories
Collar
collars (neckwear)
Floral
floral patterns
Lace
lace (needlework)
Wedding
weddings
Accession Number
2000.439.2
Credit Line
Gift of Charlotte Woodbury Spencer and Grace Woodbury Stone
GUSN
26529

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