Brussels style sectional lace border with scalloped headside and picots.
Bunches of flowers, including roses tied with ribbon, alternate with formal medallions enclosing an arrangement of leaves and smaller medallions enclosing diamond shapes. The design is symmetrical and perpendicular with a bride ground.
Overall fine workmanship. The solid areas are worked in cloth and half stitch, giving the effect of light and shade. Raised work on the leaves is mostly rope sewings, with occasional stem stitch ribs. On the flowers a kind of detached raised work made by plaiting is used; it features a double plaited bar, fastened together in the middle, and attached to the rest of the lace only at each end. The ends of the ribbon around the bunch of flowers have a central filling of needlepoint buttonholed bars (triple twisted buttonhole stitch) and needlewoven dots (DMC nO.35). The loops of the ribbon bow have a central filling of buttonholed dots. The small oblong medallions also have needle lace fillings, similar to the ribbon ends.
Other narrow spaces are filled with tallies, either alone or as part of a more complex filling.
The spaces between the design elements are crossed by plaited and picoted brides, arranged in zig-zag fashion.
The lace has a machine-made engrelure.