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Cravat End (France), 1695–99

This is a Cravat end. It is dated 1695–99 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is linen and its technique is needle lace, late 17th to early 19 c. It is a part of the Textiles department.

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 was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Lace in Concert.

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961). It is credited Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 28.5 x 41 cm (11 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

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Cravat End (France), 1695–99; linen; H x W: 28.5 x 41 cm (11 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-50-18-b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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