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  • Place of origin:

    Nottingham (made)

  • Date:

    1870-1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk machine lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E.M.C. Tanner

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Stole of black machine lace. Made with a heavy black silk on the Pusher lace machine. Traversed twist net with solid 'clothwork' motifs. Some areas with delicate imitation half-stitch work and 'honeycomb' fillings. The solidly-worked areas are outlined with a thick cordonnet put in by hand and the raw edges have been turned and hemmed, and are decorated with a row of large picots.

All four edges are decorated with a border pattern of solidly-worked leaves and floral sprays arranged within a scalloped inner line. The centre of the stole is filled with a repeating one-way-up pattern of large ovals on which are imposed floral sprays with sprays extending from one oval to the next.

Place of Origin

Nottingham (made)


1870-1899 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk machine lace


Width: 24.5 in, Length: 102 in, Width: 62 cm, Length: 254 cm

Descriptive line

Stole of silk machine lace, Nottingham, 1870-1899


Textiles; Clothing; Lace


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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