Not currently on display at the V&A

Border

1850s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Bobbin lace border of black silk (grenadine) in the Chantilly technique. The scalloped lower border is outlined with flower heads attached to delicate plants which extend at intervals into the centre of the border, which is decorated with a row of upright sprigs. The twist-net ground is decorated with rows of spots. The pattern is worked in half stitch with small areas of honeycomb filling.

Object details

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Object type
Materials and techniques
Bobbin lace border of silk
Brief description
Bobbin lace border of silk, Bayeux, France, 1850s
Physical description
Bobbin lace border of black silk (grenadine) in the Chantilly technique. The scalloped lower border is outlined with flower heads attached to delicate plants which extend at intervals into the centre of the border, which is decorated with a row of upright sprigs. The twist-net ground is decorated with rows of spots. The pattern is worked in half stitch with small areas of honeycomb filling.
Dimensions
  • Length: 655mm
  • Width: 110mm
Credit line
Given by Sir Brinsley Ford
Object history
Part of border T.246 to B-1983.
Collection
Accession number
T.246-1983

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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