The title of this book embodies the authors attitude toward the collection that she presents, using vivid photographs to guide the reader through centuries of lacemaking and embroidery. The author has traveled throughout Europe carefully researching the origin and history of the pieces presented. Information is separated into eight chapters: Lace Trim, Bridal Hankies, Fashion, Society Embroidery, Appenzell-work, Bed Linens, Table Linens, and Miscellaneous Lace and/or Embroidered Pieces. Each chapter includes an overview, detailed descriptions, and photographs, including details that are excellent references for identifying various styles of lace and embroidery. The price range associated with each will help the reader understand the effect age, condition, and workmanship have on value. This book will appeal to beginners and experienced collectors alike.
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Centuries of lacemaking and embroidery are presented in vivid photographs A broad range of lace is covered, in the forms of lace trim, bridal hankies, fashion, society embroidery, Appenzell-work, bed linens, table linens, and miscellaneous lace and/or embroidered pieces. Each chapter includes an overview, detailed descriptions and photographs, including close-ups that will prove to be excellent references when attempting to identify various styles of lace and embroidery. A value range is given for each piece.
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