A linen border of soft Flemish bobbin lace with a handsome flowing floral design including carnations and tulips or bluebells with exotic foliage, with a plaited Flemish round ground. There are some super filling stitches used including some snowflake grounds, and some lovely 'speckles' of decoration within the cloth-work.  A few threads are carried over the motifs on the reverse.  The piece is 'U' shaped with two beautifully worked corners, and was probably once part of an alter cloth.  The ends each have a small additional section of lace of a different pattern.  These also have a variety of filling stitches and a plaited mesh.     An interesting example for the collector.


Condition is very good for its age with some repairs and wear to the corners. 


Cream in colour.


c1670-90. 


Measures approx. 102cm x 86cm (40" x 33 3/4"). 


Price - £160.00


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Flemish Bobbin Lace    #Flem08