Sectional lace motifs, appliqued to handmade net. Undulating headside with picots.
Graceful, delicate, curving, floral sprays which extend almost across the width of the lace. Mesh ground which visually is of about equal area to the design.
The solid parts of the design are worked in cloth and half stitch, with some use of stem stitch raised work, and stem stitch tendrils and flower outlines. Some of the design elements use a gimp outling thread instead of the raised work. This may indicate a later manufacture than the design suggests; the way the picots are made also supports a later manufacture. The motifs are stitched to the droschel ground, which is cut away behind the larger elements. All fillings are needle made, and 19th century in character. The ground is droschel, twisted twice and plaited six times. Made in 5 narrow strips, joined lengthwise (See supplement.) Bobbin lace engrelure,
As with many other laces with droschel ground, in our collection, I can find no evidence to support Madame Paulis' description of the joining stitch (see attaced sheet.) Instead I find it as described for H5111-17; ie having a single line of sewings which would indicate that each new strip of lace was joined to the previous one, whilst being worked.