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Antique Lace: Identifying Types and Techniques

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Lace, like silver or porcelain, can be classified by type and its date and place of origin often can be identified. But in the absence of marks giving maker or date, lace must be judged on its technical features and style. This new edition gathers fascinating and useful information in an easy to read and well-organized text covering needlepoint laces, embroideries, lace knitting and tatting, and bobbin laces made in Europe from the 16th century forward, including 19th century revivals. Each type is described and ...
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Overview

Lace, like silver or porcelain, can be classified by type and its date and place of origin often can be identified. But in the absence of marks giving maker or date, lace must be judged on its technical features and style. This new edition gathers fascinating and useful information in an easy to read and well-organized text covering needlepoint laces, embroideries, lace knitting and tatting, and bobbin laces made in Europe from the 16th century forward, including 19th century revivals. Each type is described and illustrated with over three hundred photographs and line drawings to show the technical characteristics. Particular regard is paid to the way one lace compares with another. A glossary, notes on cleaning, care, and conservation, and a price guide make this an essential reference for lace makers, designers, and lace collectors alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764313844
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,445,011
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Preface 7
Introduction 9
How to Identify a Lace 11
General Characteristics 14
Needlepoint Laces 14
Bobbin Laces 17
Nine Worked Examples 22
I Needlepoint Laces
Reticella Needlework 32
Braid-based Reticella Needlework 36
Punto in aria and Related Early Needleworks 38
Venetian Needlepoints 42
French Needlepoints 50
Mesh-grounded Flat Points 64
Burano 66
Brussels Needlepoints 68
Hollie Point (England) 81
Youghal (Ireland) 83
II Embroideries & Minor Techniques
Tatting 84
Macrame 85
Irish Crochet 86
Sol or Ruedas (sun or wheel) Laces, including Tenerife (Teneriffe) and Nanduti (Nandutti) 94
Bibila (Oya) 96
Tape Laces with Needlepoint Fillings 98
Filet Lace (lacis) and Burato (Buratto) 104
Embroidered Machine Nets 108
Carrickmacross 113
Lace Knitting 116
III Bobbin Laces
Torchon 118
Early Bobbin Laces in Geometric and Simple Trail Designs and Later Copies 120
Milanese and North Italian 124
Flemish Laces in the Italian Baroque and French Styles 132
Central and Eastern European Bobbin Laces 140
Brussels, Including Mixed Bobbin and Needlepoint Laces 144
East Devon (Honiton) 162
Flemish Bobbin Laces Including Potten Kants 173
Valenciennes and Binche 176
Mechlin (Malines/Mechelen) 184
Point de Paris 190
Lille and Related Bobbin Laces 194
East Midlands (Buckinghamshire) Point 200
Blonde 208
Chantilly 212
Maltese 218
Le Puy 222
East Midlands (Bedfordshire) Guipure 226
IV Loose Ends
Common Hand-made Net Grounds 230
Machine-made Laces 233
Cleaning, Care, and Conservation 239
Reading List 241
Price Guide 242
Glossary 244
List of The Portraits and Fashion Plates 245
Index 246
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