Lace stole & Bonnet veil by Unknown Artist

Honiton Lace specialized in designs from nature.

Details

Medium:
Honiton lace
Dimensions:
1) 275 x 60 cm; 2) 138 x 114 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,153 ( Total: £1,425)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
Honiton Lace Shop

The Honiton technique for lace making is bobbin lace made on a pillow; the flower and animal motifs were made separately and then, with very fine, undecorated smooth bobbins, incorporated to the net ground. These pieces are representative of the Napoleonic period of the early nineteenth century when distinctive designs came into fashion. The stole is of further interest as it is by far the largest piece of pillow made net that the Gallery has ever seen or even heard of.

Provenance

Honiton Lace Shop.

Venue details

Allhallows Museum High Street, HONITON Devon EX14 1PG 01404 44966 www.honitonmuseum.co.uk

Entry details

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