collar (neckwear)

Object number
A detachable lace collar with three layers of ruffles. Collar component is comprised of alternating rows of ivory plain weave fabric and lace; lace has a net ground with a serpentine design. Plain weave rows have an unequal width. Seven metal serpentine bands are sewn to the reverse. Collar also has a four-button closure with loops. Ruffles are made of a plain weave fabric with small pleats; a row of lace with a scalloped edge and a floral design is attached to each. Appears to be starched.
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Hope Alexander
Object Type
collars (neckwear)
Related People & Organizations
Alexander, Hope, Mrs. (associated)
Alexander, Richard, Captain (associated)