Border

1780s (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

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Place Of Origin

Border of Alençon needle lace. Worked with two sizes of looped net along the length of the border. The mesh used along the narrow edging is finer than that in the centre. The edge is decorated with two lines of loops between which is a serpentine line broken at intervals by circular motifs. A zig-zag line of small linked leaves extends into the centre of the border from the upper edge. A second broken zig-zag of detached leaves runs above this to form a diamond-shaped pattern.


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Materials and Techniques
Needle lace
Brief Description
Border of Alençon needle lace, France, 1780s
Physical Description
Border of Alençon needle lace. Worked with two sizes of looped net along the length of the border. The mesh used along the narrow edging is finer than that in the centre. The edge is decorated with two lines of loops between which is a serpentine line broken at intervals by circular motifs. A zig-zag line of small linked leaves extends into the centre of the border from the upper edge. A second broken zig-zag of detached leaves runs above this to form a diamond-shaped pattern.
Dimensions
  • Length: 455mm
  • Width: 55mm
Credit line
Bequeathed by Miss A. C. Innes
Collection
Accession Number
T.307-1972

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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