Lille lace sample

Frances Bury Palliser, author of A History of Lace (1864), collected many examples of Continental laces and donated them to the museum in 1869. This Lille lace sample was described as ‘modern’ bobbin lace by Mrs Bury Palliser in her inventory. Traditionally Lille lace is characterised by a fine ground with a thick thread marking the pattern. In 1851 there were 1600 workers producing lace in this part of France.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Textiles and equipment
Common Name
Lille lace sample
Simple Name
lace sample
Full Name
Lille lace sample
length 138 mm; width 80 mm
Production Date
Production Year High
Production Country
Production Area Region
Western Europe
Production Continent
Family Group

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