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Identification of two pieces of lace

My sister-in-law bought two pieces of lace while in Bize (southern France). She wants me to identify them. I assumed to start with that the…

Started by Jo Edkins

27 Oct 13
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Lacemaking history

Please, does anyone know for sure how lace tokens were used in Great Britain in the 1700s? I have read theories that the tokens were given…

Started by Laurie Elliott

5 Sep 17
Reply by Laurie Elliott

Need help identifying antique needle-made/tape lace from curtain

I have a group of 5 pieces of this wonderful antique lace, one of which was originally applied to an old, stretchy bobbin-net curtain and t…

Started by Jeanne B

0 Jun 13

Lace maker?

This is a little different kind of ID, a question sent to me by a friend - Could this needlework picture perhaps show the woman making lace…

Started by Carolyn Wetzel

5 May 30
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

More Spanish lace

While pondering the previous lace dress, I came across this piece. I feel that the design is a very Spanish looking one. But is there a nam…

Started by Devon Thein

2 May 23
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Blonde in 18th century-Spanish

There is a piece in the museum which appears to be made into a dress skirt of the 1890s, although I think that it might have started out as…

Started by Devon Thein

7 May 23
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Chinese?

A friend asked for help identifying the techniques in a textile.  Here are her words and pictures. I have a lace dress yoke, possibly for…

Started by Sally Olsen

6 Feb 22
Reply by Sally Olsen

Fun piece of bobbin lace

I recently got an inquiry through our museum email regarding this piece of lace.  The woman, who gave permission for me to share these phot…

Started by Kimberly Davis

8 Feb 5
Reply by Paula Harten

17th, 18th C lace and others for ID and comments

Hello,  I acquired some lovely lace pieces today which I believe are: 17th C Point de Venise, 8 cms deep. And 3 examples of 18th C Argentan…

Started by deborah greenfield

4 Dec 7, 2018
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

Identification Help

Hello I am currently in school for Museum Studies and one of our projects is a textile treatment. I have been having a hard time identifyin…

Started by Sarah

2 Dec 7, 2018
Reply by Lorelei Halley Administrator

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