Dress Flounce

Designed by Alcide Roussel. Sold by Maison Verdé-Delisle Frères et Cie (Compagnie des Indes) 94, rue Royale, Brussels, Belgium and 80, rue Richelieu, Paris, France.

Made in Belgium, Europe

c. 1867

Linen needle lace (point de gaze)

9 1/4 x 35 inches (23.5 x 88.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wagner III, 1984

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  • PublicationThe Fine Art of Textiles

    Sold by Maison Verdé-Delisle Frères et Cie (Compagnie des Indes), based at 94, rue Royale, in Brussels, and at 80, rue Richelieu, in Paris. Lace in this pattern designed by Alcide Roussel was exhibited at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. The design was also manufactured in two other techniques--black bobbin lace, made at Bayeaux, and Brussels appliqué lace (bobbin and needle lace on tulle). Dilys E. Blum, from The Fine Art of Textiles: The Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1997), p. 74.