Rectangular bonnet veil - handmade Honiton silk bobbin lace motifs applied to a machine made net. This is a rare piece as little black Honiton was made, and silk was used as the dyes available at the time were not suitable for cotton. It has a border of small florets along the bottom, smaller flowers along the sides, and sprigs all over. There is a heading tape at the top to take a gathering ribbon.

Condition is fairly good - there are a few breaks in the net, particularly in the centre.

Mid to late 19th century.

Black in colour.

Measures approx. 103cm x 48cm (40.5" x 19") at its widest points.

Price - £85.00

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Rare Honiton Lace Mourning Veil    #HonA42