1985. Milanese or North Italian bobbin lace edging

  • Type: Milanese or North Italian
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1660-1690
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 15cms
  • Length: 235cms
  • Notes: The pattern repeat is at 66cms. It has joined sections at 51cms and 168cms. See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Plate 137(b) and 137(a)
  • Catalogue no: 2805
1-40cms

1-40cms

40-80cms

40-80cms

80-120cms

80-120cms

120-150cms

120-150cms

2nd 1-40cms

2nd 1-40cms

2nd 40-82cms. Note Merchants tab at end

2nd 40-82cms. Note Merchants tab at end

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1984. Mechlin Bobbin lace edging

  • Type: Mechlin
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1765-1780
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 4.5cms
  • Length: 142cms.
  • Notes: The pattern repeat is at 20cms. Gently undulating narrow edging, complex working. See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Plate 204 (d) and (e)
  • Catalogue no: 2806
1-10cms

1-20cms

20-40cms

20-40cms

40-60cms. Join at 48cms

40-60cms. Join at 48cms

60-80cms

60-80cms

80-100cms

80-100cms

100-120cms

100-120cms

120-142cms. Join at 129 and 131cms. Note contrary direction of headside motif at end, also different footside design.

120-142cms. Join at 129 and 131cms. Note contrary direction of headside motif at end, also different footside design.

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1983. Mechlin bobbin lace edging

  • Type: Mechlin
  • Purpose: edging
  • Date: 1800-1810
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 8cms
  • Length: 143cms
  • Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Plate 215(c). The pattern repeat is at 1.5cms.
  • Catalogue no: 2806

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1982. Venetian needlepoint pair of cuffs

  • Type: Venetian needlepoint
  • Purpose: pair of cuffs
  • Date: 1880-1900
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 6cms
  • Length: 30cms
  • Catalogue no: 1194
one side of both cuffs

one side of both cuffs

close up of motif

close up of motif

close up of motif

close up of motif

second side

second side

motif

motif

 

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1981. Venetian style Needlelace Cuff

  • Type: Venetian style needle lace
  • Purpose: cuff
  • Date: 1840-1850
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 9cms
  • Length: 20cms
  • Notes: Edging 8cms x 19cms, edging 8cms x 32 cms. All started life together.
  • Catalogue no: 867

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close up of central motif

close up of central motif

close up of edging

close up of edging

close up of motif

close up of motif

close up of motif

close up of motif

 

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1980. Irish Crochet Collar

  • Type: Irish Crochet
  • Purpose: collar
  • Date: 1900-1910
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 42cms
  • Length: 7cms
  • Notes: Note neck staining from neck oil. Illustrates how hot ballrooms could be.
  • Catalogue no: 982

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central motif (identical to cuffs)

central motif (identical to cuffs)

left hand side

left hand side

as worn

as worn

 

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1979. Irish Crochet Cuff

  • Type: Irish Crochet
  • Purpose: cuff
  • Date: 1900-1910
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 7cms
  • Length: 26cms
  • Notes: Tea dipped for antique look
  • Catalogue no: 538 and 983

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Clones knots

Clones knots

 

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1978. Whitework on lawn cuff undersleeve

  • Type: Whitework on lawn
  • Purpose: cuff on undersleeve
  • Date: 1860
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 3cms
  • Length: 15cms
  • Notes: note the style of the undersleeve, also Prince of Wales feathers – cuff for slim wrist. The cuff belonged to Princess Alexandra, wife of Prince Edward, who went on to become King Edward Vll. She was Danish and was brought into UK at Portsmouth on HMS Warrior (1860).
  • Catalogue no: 696

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undersleeve

undersleeve

whitework

whitework

one of three sets of Prince of Wales feathers

one of three sets of Prince of Wales feathers

 

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1977. Bedfordshire bobbin lace cuff

  • Type: Bedfordshire
  • Purpose: cuff
  • Date: 1890-1910
  • Colour: white
  • Width: 6cms
  • Length: 24cms
  • Catalogue no: 6

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close up of raised and rolled tallies

close up of raised and rolled tallies

 

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1976. Valenciennes Bobbin lace cuff

  • Type: Valenciennes
  • Purpose: cuff
  • Date: 1850-1870
  • Colour: natural
  • Width: 2cms
  • Length: 32cms
  • Notes: edging mounted onto circle for a cuff. Net is Lille ground
  • Catalogue no: 364

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