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© Musée du Louvre - Marie-Alice Seydoux-Loiseau / Gabrielle Gopinath

Calais, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle

© Musée du Louvre - Marie-Alice Seydoux-Loiseau

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BOYSFORM

Cache-Poitrine BOYSFORM
BOYSFORM camisole

vers 1925

chemically treated lace

Calais, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle

Decorative arts and design

From 1865 to 1900


Historical

Manufactured in New York.


Comment

Tulle covered with guipure.
Guipure is a technique originated in St. Gall, Switzerland. In this technique, embroidery of cotton threads upon silk is passed through an acid bath that dissolves the silk while preserving the cotton. The final result is sometimes called "chemical" lace.