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Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple
Three Centuries of Needlelace, 1986
Jean Neder: "Detailed flowers and leafy scrolls, resembling Italian Gros Point laces. Closely worked buttonhole stitches cover the double cordonnet. Fine buttonhole stitched brides, with picots. Variety of filling stitches. Lower edge with narrow needle lace, scalloped edging; upper edge has origianl double row of cording, with buttonhole stitches. Linen threads. Excellent condition." Ref: Hispanic Lace and Lacemaking, May, p.130. Barbara Duggan, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 10/18/90: Lace made with a pre-made woven tape and then embellished with needle lace(microscopic examination).