Not currently on display at the V&A

Border

1580-1620 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This length of lace would possibly have been used as a border on a fine linen furnishing, such as a table cover. While needle lace was being made in England from the late 16th century, and was taught and practised as a domestic embroidery skill needle lace of this high quality and design would almost certainly have been made in Italy.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Needle lace
Brief Description
Border of reticella
Physical Description
A needle lace border of reticella.
Dimensions
  • Width: 13.6cm
  • Height: 56.2cm
Summary
This length of lace would possibly have been used as a border on a fine linen furnishing, such as a table cover. While needle lace was being made in England from the late 16th century, and was taught and practised as a domestic embroidery skill needle lace of this high quality and design would almost certainly have been made in Italy.
Collection
Accession Number
7508A-1861

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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