Italian bobbin made flounce 16th century.

Italian Bobbin Lace flounce Piece. Needlepoint 16th century

Italian bobbin-made flounce 16th century.

Italian bobbin made flounce 16th century.

Twenty-two inches wide.

AND here the needle plies its busy task,
The pattern grows, the well-depicted flower,
Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn,
Unfolds its bosom, buds and leaves and sprigs,
And curling tendrils, gracefully dispersed,
Follow the nimble fingers of the fair—
A wreath that cannot fade of flowers that blow
With most success when all besides decay.”
— Cowper.

Note:  Notes on Fans. Wedding Fan presented to H.R.H. the Princess Mary.

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