For those who love hand made lace.
BASIC BEGINNER LEVEL LACE IDENTIFICATION
This one is very elementary for those just starting:
http://reviews.ebay.com/Handmade-Lace-Identification-A-Primer?ugid=10000000000767476 (Not too good for needle laces)
Basic and elementary: http://lynxlace.com/kindsoflace.html
Side by side comparisons: http://lynxlace.com/compare.html
Special lace terms: http://lynxlace.com/laceterminology.html
Elizabeth Kurella's new website http://www.lacecurator.info/
INTRODUCTION TO LACE HISTORY IN GENERAL
https://www.laceguild.org/craft/history.html Be sure to look at the individual countries. by Jean Leader, very well done, good pictures to illustrate.
Words used in the 18th c to describe elements of costume - https://people.csail.mit.edu/sfelshin/revwar/glossary.html
IDENTIFYING THE VARIETIES
Lorelei Halley's pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/lynxlacelady/ You need a pinterest account to see my boards, but joining is free. I have a board for each type of lace.
Rosemary Shepherd's article: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/pdf/research/classification.pdf
Many photos, varieties of bobbin lace: http://lynxlace.com There are pages also for each major kind of lace.
A good way to learn to identify laces is to look at lots of photos of high quality antique laces. http://lacenews.net/ has a section on "ebay alerts" with photos and descriptions of current offerings. I have found the best way to see detail shots is to click on the photo, wait till the ebay page comes up, click on "enlarge".
http://www.laceforstudy.org.uk/ Many of the photos show very fine detail. The site has a search function, so you can ask for photos of just Chantilly, for instance, or Duchesse.
LePompe 1559: You can now see both volumes, actually the ones Mrs Palliser had seen at Bibl. Arsenale. The order of the pages are different, but it is the pages we know from the published versions. They are online thanks to Bibliothèque nationale de France:
posted on arachne today by Vibeke Ervo.
Elizabeth Kurella's article on handmade Valenciennes http://www.lacecurator.info/collecting-lace/val-handmade.pdf
A site on Italian laces, not sure about historical reliability, possibly useful http://www.fioretombolo.net/ It is oriented in a direction from our usual, and that itself is useful, for perspective.
MACHINE VERSUS HANDMADE
This one attempts to distinguish machine and hand made laces:
For comparison purposes, a modern manufacturer of Barmen laces, with catalog:
http://barmenlace.com/english/our-laces/index.html In their catalog look at pages 3 and 7.
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS WITH LACE PHOTOS
http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections?&deptids=12&what=Lace&pg=1 Lorelei, the Met Museum has released many of their lace images as CC0 1.0, Public Domain, so they can be posted here if the accession listing says "Public Domain" https://www.metmuseum.org/
National Museum of American History http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/lace-collection