Border, Valenciennes lace, bobbin made, linen, France or Flanders/ now Belgium, c 1740 (OF).
French, 18th century, 'Fausee' (imitation) Valenciennes, so callled because it was made outside the town of Valenciennes, pillow made (SB).
Lace border with undulating headside
Asymmetrical branching floral sprays with one-way "movement" and various ground and fillings.
The solid areas of the design are cloth stitch, with detail and veining produced by twisting either passives or workers in the appropriate place. The ground stitch is partridge eye, based on shell stars (Cook and Stott p250) and the open filling stitch is a whole-stitch-and-two-twists variation of Point du Mariage (Cook and Stott p39) or Scandinavian ground (Cook and Stott p40) in which only the pins in the middle of each side of the diamond are enclosed.
The design is very typical of Valenciennes but the use of the partridge eye ground suggests it was not made at Valenciennes.