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Handkerchief

White square linen centrepiece surrounded by Torchon lace with scalloped edges

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Handkerchief

White octagonal shaped linen centre with Battenberg lace border; four flowers form corners of octagonal centre piece; four butterfly designs alternated with flowers form outer border

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Skirt

Pink, pleated silk wrap-around skirt with white cotton waistband; pleats trimmed in black; bottom edge, front and back panels of skirt trimmed in black with embroidered blue and white flowers; lower third of skirt embroidered with scattered flowers and butterflies; lower third of front and back panels elaboratedly embroidered with a frog, flowers, grasshopper and a pagoda

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Tablecloth

White cotton illustrating various types of drawn work; from inner to outer-most edge - border of small triangles followed by border of open diamond design; medallion motif, and open diamond design repeated; at centre - a square in each corner alternated with step-shaped design, each filled with various pinwheel and square drawn work design

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Green Peace II

Vertical hanging with verigated green strands alternating with dark green, blue and gold strands; 3 horizontal lime green boards at t., c. and b.

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La quadrature du cercle

Square shaped; grey background; off-white circle at c. bordered by two raised tubular forms and divided through the centre by three raised tubular forms

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Kimono

Black crepe kimono with a gold embroidered peacock perched on a branch across the entire back; front and sleeves have embroidered floral decoration

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The Car Quilt

White and grey cotton quilt with quilted imaged of a car in front of a small gas station

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Purse

Front and back identically beaded all over with centre panel in petit point needlework; petit point landscape of trees, water and buildings is surrounded by a beaded frame; this in turn is surrounded by a shell motif top and bottom, and a bracket motif on either side; rose florals are at each corner; the bottom has a beaded fringe; interior lined with beige silk bordered along the metal frame with orange and green floral edging (rose); pleated inner side pocket; metal frame and link chain; the openwork of the clasp is set with glass 'jewels' as is the pendant below and at each corner; enamelled bars also decorate the frame

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Doily

Ecru hand-made needle lace

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Doily

White hand-made bobbin lace; floral design

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Purse

Beaded purse with view of St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice, through archway (on both sides; identical, from the Piazza; originally with drawstring closing; silk lining; presumably Italian, Venetian glass beads (?)

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Purse

Stylized floral beaded design on a multi-circular background; silk moire interior with an encased removable mirror; engraved silver frame and clasp and a silver chain

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Tapestry

Woven picture of a family working and having tea in an outdoor garden;

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Handkerchief

Rose Point lace; fine, very transparent net ground; closely spaced buttonhole stitches

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Handkerchief

Diamond-shaped and plaited on all four sides; design includes dots, simple flowers and a scalloped edge

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Lace

Closely packed design; design built out of a continuous curling band of an identical width, enclosed on both sides by a small open-worked edging; resembles a firm linen; weave of the band is interrupted by a few holes; edge is slightly scalloped and has a picot finish

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Lace Band

Toile and reseau are worked separately, the threads of the reseau being carried across the back of the toile. The reseau (the mesh or ground) is circular and the toile (the pattern or clothlike portion) is tape-like

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Lace Band

Thread is fine with a silky gloss and the stiches almost invisible; a feature of Gros Point is the padded cordonnet and grides with picots; the flowers are built up with raised edges, almost into low relief; in Gros Point the motifs are always large, possible more than 2" across; a heavy lace with scroll like carved ivory

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Lace Band

Black silk lace; background is bobbin-made in hexagonal mesh, consisting of two threads twisted around each other, while the motifs were completely worked in the net type and surrounded by a thick gimp thread

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Lace Band

Black cotton; formal design and cartouches of 'net stitch'; ground of brides picotees and grouped triangles; thread has a slightly glossy quality, and the flowers within the cartouche appear to be worked in a finer thread.

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Lace Band

Probably part of a collar with design of a rose, the outer border in scallop form through the placement of large circular flowers; the toile was made separately and then the design linked in position by the bobbin-made brides with picots.

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Lace Band

Bruges is called a giupure lace - the separately worked parts of the pattern are held together not by reseau but by brides; design consists of open flower heads and scrolls; two different bobbin fillings

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Lace Band

Ornate design with relics of the rich 18th Century scrolls and arabesques; the cordonnet is inconspicuous; the leaf veins and borders raised (ribbed), and the simple clustered face-on flowers look like forget-me-nots; leaf veins may be plaited or oversewn

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Lace Band

Maltese lace is characterized by the short, fat, wheatears copied from the Genoese and by the Maltese Cross; it is made all in one piece; design consists sometimes of very stylized floral or leaf parts or of groupings of highly decorative circles and other geometric figures; the design was repetitive, the reseau plaited; thick natural-coloured silk

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