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Pair of borders

Pair of borders

  • Place of origin:

    Mechelen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775-ca. 1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bobbin lace worked in linen thread, and machine made net

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss S. Stainton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Two borders of bobbin lace worked in linen thread. Along the lower edge is a narrow border consisting of groups of four dots with a line above and tiny trefoil leaves and loops between. Above this is a wavy line of dots and a line of pairs of leaves with serrated edges. The rest of the border consists of diamond shaped dots arranged in rows on a six-sided mesh ground. There is a join in the centre of the border. A length of machine made net, 1.5 inches wide, has been attached to the upper part of the border.

Place of Origin

Mechelen (made)


ca. 1775-ca. 1825 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Bobbin lace worked in linen thread, and machine made net

Object history note

Registered File number 1962/3236. Acquired in the museum as one piece, now in two parts.

Descriptive line

Two borders of bobbin lace worked in linen thread, Mechelen, Flemish, ca.1775-ca.1825


Linen thread


Bobbin lace making; Machine made netting

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Dots


Textiles; Lace


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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