Cravat End (France), 1695–99
Medium: linen Technique: needle lace Label: Linen needle lace. Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf. 1962-50-18-b.
What is this?
Cravat end with many figures engaged in musical pursuits, including a woman playing the organetto or portative, a man playing the cello, a man playing the recorder or flute, and several men and women singing. Surrounded by foliage and rocaille decoration.
Why is this important?
This lace cravat end celebrates the marriage of the Duke of Burgundy, the petit Dauphin, to Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy in 1697. Royal designer Jean Bérain’s influence is evident in the vertical arrangement of motifs. The Dukes of Anjou and Berry crouch beside the Duke of Burgundy, located in the center.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions: