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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1820s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Needle lace border attached to a bobbin lace footing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Andrew Walker

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Needle lace border of point d'Alençon. Vandyked border. The edge is outlined with linked heart-shaped leaves, and a large flower-head hangs down from the delicate leafy stem that curves above each vandyke. The main part of the ground is decorated with six rows of leaves. The border is grounded with a looped Alençon ground, and whipped over to form hexagonal meshes. The vandyked edging is filled with a simple Alençon ground worked on a smaller scale. The pattern pieces are in plain buttonholing worked over a laid thread and are outlined with a raised buttonholed thread. The raised outlines along the lower edge are decorated with picots. The centres of the large flower-heads are decorated with a lattice filling and there are tiny areas of decorative mesh in leaves along the lower edge. The border is attached to a bobbin lace footing.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1820s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Needle lace border attached to a bobbin lace footing


Length: 1580 mm, Width: 100 mm

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/2183.

Descriptive line

Needle lace border attached to a bobbin lace footing, France, 1820s


Needle lace making; Bobbin lace making

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Leaves


Lace; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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