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Image from page 255 of "Embroidery and lace: their manufacture and history from the remotest antiquity to the present day. A handbook for amateurs, collectors and general readers" (1888)

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Identifier: embroiderylaceth00lefb
Title: Embroidery and lace: their manufacture and history from the remotest antiquity to the present day. A handbook for amateurs, collectors and general readers
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Lefébure, Ernest, b. 1835 Cole, Alan S. (Alan Summerly), 1846-1934
Subjects: Lace and lace making Embroidery
Publisher: London, H. Grevel
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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Fig. 107.—Belgian needlepoint lace, modern manufacture. wrought and costly of laces, and she proves herselfworthy of her illustrious past. Latterly, Argentan has once more renewed thepractice of her almost forgotten art, and the tradi-tions have been revived of her laces with largemeshes enhanced by fillings of small mesh grounds(reseaux) (fig. 108). 16 242 II. LAGES. Bayeux has witnessed the establishment* of a model workshop for needlepoint laces,where the makingof many varietiesof point lace isrevived which, ifnot forgotten, hadcertainly beenabandoned sincethe Revolution.Every sort ofneedlepoint lacemade during thebest periods canbe produced now.The name PointColbert, adopted ingrateful memoryof the great mini-ster, protector oflace, is applied topoint laces inhigh relief, withscrolls enrichedwith magnificentblossoms and flowers, with grounds of barsornamented withdainty picots(loops), in pre-

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Fig. 108.—Point dArgentan, modernmanufacture. FROM LOUIS XV. TO THE PRESENT TIME. 243 cisely the same fashion as that of those laces madeby the Venetian mistresses of their craft who werebrought to Alencon in 1665 (see figs. 109 and in).Belgium has not been behindhand in the matter ofneedlepoint lace-making : if Point dAlencon remains,according to hallowed expression, the Queen of Laces,

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Date: 2014-07-30 05:27:37

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