Category Archives: Handkerchieves

2494. Bedfordshire Maltese Bobbin lace edging for handkerchief

Type: Bedfordshire Maltese Purpose: edging for handkerchief Date: 1880-1900 Colour: white Width: 33cms Length: 33cms Notes: see overlap…one side has 9 segments whilst the others have 8. This was done to make a neat join. Unmounted Catalogue no: 275

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2329. Maltese Style Barmen Lace Motif on Handkerchief

Type: Maltese Style Barmen Purpose: motif Date: 1995 Colour: white Width: 11cms Length: 11cms Catalogue no: 279

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2325. Maltese Bobbin lace edging

Type: Maltese Purpose: edging Date: 1953 Colour: white Width: 19cms Length: 19cms Notes: Poor quality. Purchased Malta. Silk look but Rayon. Colour of “Malta” bleeding when dampened. Poorly attached. Catalogue no: 275

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2294.Mixed tape and hand bobbin lace Handkerchief

Type: Mixed tape and hand bobbin lace Purpose: Handkerchief Date: 1900-1940 Colour: white Width: 29cms Length: 29cms Notes: Made to look like Brussels. Catalogue no: 5077

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2270. Machined Whitework Handkerchief

Type: Machined Whitework and Machined drawn threadwork Purpose: Handkerchief Date: 1890-1910 Colour: white Width: 37cms Length: 37cms Notes: Made on fine lawn. The drawn threadwork at the edge and in the corner motif is actually machined. See Baby Wore White … Continue reading

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2265. Honiton bobbin lace handkerchief

Type: Honiton Purpose: Handkerchief Colour: White Date: 1890-1910 Width: 38cms Length: 38cms Notes: Bundles of threads taken over the back, machined tape at centre? Catalogue no: 5074

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2261. Bedfordshire Maltese Bobbin Lace Handkerchief

Type: Bedfordshire Maltese Purpose: Handkerchief Date: 1900-1915 Colour: beige Width: 38cms Length: 33cms Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 219 Plate 258. Silk threads showing signs of disintegration. Catalogue no: 3259

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2256. Tambour Embroidery Lace Handkerchief

Type: Tambour Embroidery Purpose: Handkerchief Date: 1870-1890 Colour: White Width: 41cms Length: 38cms Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Notes Page 108-109 for dating. Silk net. See also Page 112 Plate 119(a) Catalogue no: 3258 … Continue reading

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2255. Bedfordshire Bobbin lace Handkerchief

Type: Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace Purpose: Handkerchief Colour: White Date: 1940-1950 Width: 21cms Length: 21cms Notes: Very simple. Plaits and leaves with a few picots. NOT needlelace as initially queried. See comment from J D Hammett. Will add picture of pinned out … Continue reading

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2254. Machined Tape Lace and Hand needle fillings Handkerchief Surround

Type: Machined Tape Lace and hand needle fillings Purpose: Handkerchief Colour: natural Date: 1900-1920 Width: 33cms Length: 31cms Notes: See Antique Lace- Identifying Types and Techniques By Heather Toomer Page 101, Plate 107(a) and Pages 98 and 99. Catalogue no: 5072

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