A popular, inexpensive, bobbin lace made in motif sections with raised worked patterns that were joined with thread bars. From about 1840-1900, duchesse lace, named after the duchess of Brabant, was primarily made in Bruges and in many Belgium convents.
Synonyms and Related Terms
bobbin lace; duchess lace; satin duchesse (Fr.); point Duchesse; guipure lace
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Duchesse Lace." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 2 Aug. 2004 .
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000