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Lace Collection

Background imageLace Collection: Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchess of Burgundy, 1683-1712

Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchess of Burgundy, 1683-1712. She wears a tall lace Fontanges headdress with ribbons, striped mantua with train, lace sleeves, and petticoat with gold bands

Background imageLace Collection: Marie Antoinette Meytens

Marie Antoinette Meytens
MARIE ANTOINETTE Queen of France as a young woman

Background imageLace Collection: Honiton Lace 1851

Honiton Lace 1851
A fearsomely intricate example of Honiton (Devon) lacework, exhibited by Mrs Treadwin of Exeter at the Crystal Palace exhibition

Background imageLace Collection: Queen Victoria C1880

Queen Victoria C1880
QUEEN VICTORIA Circa 1880

Background imageLace Collection: Wedding dress of Aphra Farquhar by Worth

Wedding dress of Aphra Farquhar by Worth
A regal wedding dress of white pure silk and antique lace designed by Owen Hyde-Clarke of Worth for the wedding of Aphra Farquhar Fetherstonhaugh to the Earl of Dundonald in 1960

Background imageLace Collection: Catherine Howard

Catherine Howard
CATHERINE HOWARD 5th wife of Henry VIII Holding feather fan

Background imageLace Collection: A Variety of ladies boots 1926

A Variety of ladies boots 1926
Ladies 1920s boots in willow calf, felt lace, riding, quilted, buttoned, lace-up and rubber. Date: circa 1926

Background imageLace Collection: Malta - Lacemaking

Malta - Lacemaking
Lacemaking in Malta during WWI. Malta was not on the front line of World War I (unlike World War II) but did participate in many ways nevertheless

Background imageLace Collection: Manning (Photo 1890)

Manning (Photo 1890)
HENRY EDWARD MANNING cardinal, wearing his ecclesiastical robes with lots of lace, and a crucifix suspended from his neck

Background imageLace Collection: SHOES 1899

SHOES 1899
A pair of gentlemens lace-up half-boots or Town Boots and a pair of ladies shoes with a Louis heel complete with shoe trees are left outside a hotel room for boots to polish

Background imageLace Collection: Fan with Fairies

Fan with Fairies
A highly ornamental lace folding fan by Duvelleroy of Paris with painted scenes depicting fairies by a pond & with sticks carved in imitation of feathers

Background imageLace Collection: Elderly woman making lace in an open doorway

Elderly woman making lace in an open doorway
An elderly woman making lace in the open doorway of her home, with a large number of bobbins on display. Date: 20th century

Background imageLace Collection: Victor Stiebel / Ballgown

Victor Stiebel / Ballgown
A glamorous evening dress of nylon lace made by designer Victor Stiebel (1907-1976). See picture no.10197051

Background imageLace Collection: Client: John Craig - Model: Pattie Boyd

Client: John Craig - Model: Pattie Boyd
Client: John Craig - Dark cotton blouse with lace collar and cuffs - Model: Pattie Boyd - Shoot: January 12, 1965 (2/2) Date: 1965

Background imageLace Collection: The Lady with the Veil, 1768, by Alexander Roslin

The Lady with the Veil, 1768, by Alexander Roslin
Alexander Roslin (1718-1793). Swedish painter. The Lady with the Veil, 1768. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imageLace Collection: Blighty magazine cover, Christmas 1945

Blighty magazine cover, Christmas 1945 - Happy New Year! 1945

Background imageLace Collection: Three evening outfits by Drecoll, Premet and Paul Poiret

Three evening outfits by Drecoll, Premet and Paul Poiret, for the arrival of the Flying Cloud at Cannes, France. On the left, a black dress with lace

Background imageLace Collection: Officer, 1st Royal Regiment of Dragoons

Officer, 1st Royal Regiment of Dragoons
An officer of the First or Royal Regiment of Dragoons in uniform. He is mounted and carrying a sword. The plate is entitled Advancing to the Charge

Background imageLace Collection: Underwear for 1962 drawn by Barbara Hulanicki

Underwear for 1962 drawn by Barbara Hulanicki
A lycra girdle with tapering side sections and black lace front panel on the right, and a black lace bra mounted on white both by Lily of France and excellent for magically transforming the figure

Background imageLace Collection: Pin-Up in Gold Mules

Pin-Up in Gold Mules
Smiling blonde, wearing a white camisole top, a bold floral print skirt, a lace petticoat and gold peep-toe mules, shows a leg as she squats by a garden pond

Background imageLace Collection: Showing her Knickers

Showing her Knickers
A young woman lifts her dress to reveal her drawers which have decorative vandyked trim. She also wears a cloche hat, silk stockings and tango heel shoes

Background imageLace Collection: Rene Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher

Rene Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher. His most famous philosophical statement was: I think, therefore I am

Background imageLace Collection: Alexander Jamieson & Co Ltd, Darvel, Scotland

Alexander Jamieson & Co Ltd, Darvel, Scotland
Advert, Alexander Jamieson & Co Ltd, Muslin and Lace Curtains, Darvel, East Ayrshire, Scotland. 1905

Background imageLace Collection: Winter scene with Tower of London on a Christmas card

Winter scene with Tower of London on a Christmas card
Winter scene with the River Thames and the Tower of London on a Christmas card, with a decorative border of white lace and pink bells. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageLace Collection: Young woman, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Young woman, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Date: circa 1890s

Background imageLace Collection: English Royalists 1640-9

English Royalists 1640-9
English Royalist soldiers: doublet & breeches, lace falling collars, lace-edged boot hose tops, bucket-top boots, plumed hats, cloak

Background imageLace Collection: Contessa Adele Ganucci Cancellieri

Contessa Adele Ganucci Cancellieri
A portrait painting of Italian Countess Adele Ganucci Cancellieri, wearing a black dress with lace trim decorations. Date: circa 1915

Background imageLace Collection: Advert for Cussons Imperial Leather soap, one of a series of ads utilising the language of

Advert for Cussons Imperial Leather soap, one of a series of ads utilising the language of the fan. Date: 1954

Background imageLace Collection: Portrait of a Couple, c. 1622, by Frans Hals (c. 1582-1666)

Portrait of a Couple, c. 1622, by Frans Hals (c. 1582-1666)
Frans Hals (c. 1582-1666). Dutch painter. Portrait of a Couple, probably Isaac Abrahamsz Massa and Beatrix van der Laen, c. 1622. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageLace Collection: Womens lingerie 1932

Womens lingerie 1932
A selection of lingerie, with lace, crepe-de-Chine of taffetas. Date: 1932

Background imageLace Collection: Barbara Uttmann Lacemkr

Barbara Uttmann Lacemkr
Barbara Uttman Lacemaker circa 1800

Background imageLace Collection: Harrods ballgown of nylon net, 1958

Harrods ballgown of nylon net, 1958
Advertisement for a Harrods ballgown of nylon net and lace with a billowing skirt on a fitted swathed top. Perfect for a debutante, though inadvisable to stand near open fires while wearing it

Background imageLace Collection: Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove, fashionable dresses 1933

Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove, fashionable dresses 1933
Two models wearing spring frocks; (left) Beautiful race gown in white organdie and net over crepe-de-chime, detachable frilled cape

Background imageLace Collection: Advert for Dickins & Jones lace items 1912

Advert for Dickins & Jones lace items 1912
Selection of danity lace items for Christmas gifts for women. 1912

Background imageLace Collection: Afternoon dresses by Poiret and Drecoll

Afternoon dresses by Poiret and Drecoll
Two fashionable women in afternoon dresses. On the left, black decorated with metal and gold lace, by Poiret. On the right, three-piece dress in crepe de chine, red and black

Background imageLace Collection: Cocktail fashion, 1958

Cocktail fashion, 1958
A woman wearing a white lace cocktail dress by Bijou, enjoys a cocktail at what is now considered quite a kitsch, Tiki-style bar

Background imageLace Collection: Mary, Queen of Scotland

Mary, Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots

Background imageLace Collection: Garden Party Frock 1913

Garden Party Frock 1913
Garden party dress by Redfern: tubular style tunic dress with batea (boat) neck, hobble skirt & ornamented with lace & tassels. Hat: flat crown, wide brim, large black bow

Background imageLace Collection: Evening Dress 1913

Evening Dress 1913
Exotic gown witih Chinese style tassels, a narrow draped satin skirt with train worn with an embroidered lace, square necked bodice with decorative cut under-sleeves

Background imageLace Collection: Breakfast in Bed 1930S

Breakfast in Bed 1930S
Smiling woman pours herself a refreshing cup of tea before tucking into a feast of grapefruit, boiled egg from an egg cup & toast served on a tray

Background imageLace Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scotland, in a black and white dress with lace at the collar and cuffs

Background imageLace Collection: Evening clothing with pearls and lace 1912

Evening clothing with pearls and lace 1912
Fashionable evening clothing using detailed embroidered lace and decorative pearls. 1912

Background imageLace Collection: Fashionable women in new creations 1913

Fashionable women in new creations 1913
Women models wearing the latest winter beautifully decorative wraps. 1913

Background imageLace Collection: Dinah Craik (1826-1887). Engraving. Colored

Dinah Craik (1826-1887). Engraving. Colored
Dinah Craik (1826-1887). English novelist and poet. Engraving in The Iberian Illustration, 1888. Colored

Background imageLace Collection: Advert for Gorringes womens wool lace for coats 1937

Advert for Gorringes womens wool lace for coats 1937
Dainty unlined coat of wool lace. 1937

Background imageLace Collection: CRAIK (1826 - 1887)

CRAIK (1826 - 1887)
DINAH MARIA CRAIK writer, wearing black satin dress and lace cap Date: 1826 - 1887

Background imageLace Collection: Victorian Scrap -- Watercress Seller

Victorian Scrap -- Watercress Seller. late 19th century

Background imageLace Collection: Greetings card in the shape of an owl

Greetings card in the shape of an owl with top hat, monocle and lace-up shoes. circa 1890s



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