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  • Place of origin:

    Honiton (made)

  • Date:

    1740-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bobbin lace and cordonnet thread

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Helena Wallis.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of short, round-ended lappets of open patterned bobbin lace worked in cloth and half stitch with decorative filling meshes and a raised 'woven' cordonnet. The parts of the pattern are linked by bobbin-made brides picotées.

In the lappets, baskets of fruit and flowers, tilting alternatively to left and right, are placed one above the other. They are separated by diamond filled cartouches by the scrolling leaves that decorate the edges. Between the large leaves are smaller leaves and flowers which form subsidiary cartouches along the edges.

Place of Origin

Honiton (made)


1740-1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Bobbin lace and cordonnet thread


Length: 900 mm, Width: 115 mm

Descriptive line

Lappets of bobbin lace, Honiton, England, 1740-1750


Textiles; Lace; Clothing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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