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A delicate, handmade bobbin lace from Silk, Cotton, or Linen. Chantilly lace was first produced in Chantilly, France in the 17th century from linen. By the mid-18th century, the lace patterns were made with white, black, or blonde silk threads. Good quality machine-made imitations were sold by 1840. Chantilly laces had a characteristic double background and scalloped edges with designs of flowers in vases or baskets. They were used for bridal gowns and evening gowns.
Synonyms and Related Terms
de lace; encaje chantilly (Esp.); Chantillykant (Ned);
Resources and Citations
- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Chantilly Lace." Accessed 2 Aug. 2004.
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chantilly_lace (Accessed Oct. 18, 2005)
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998