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CHATS ON OLD LACE AND NEEDLEWORK

by

MRS. LOWES

BOOKS FOR COLLECTORS

With Frontispieces and many Illustrations Large Crown 8vo, cloth.

CHATS ON ENGLISH CHINA. By Arthur Hayden.

CHATS ON OLD FURNITURE. By Arthur Hayden.

CHATS ON OLD PRINTS. (How to collect and value Old Engravings.) By Arthur Hayden.

CHATS ON COSTUME. By G. Woolliscroft Rhead.

CHATS ON OLD LACE AND NEEDLEWORK. By E. L. Lowes.

CHATS ON ORIENTAL CHINA. By J. F. Blacker.

CHATS ON OLD MINIATURES. By J. J. Foster, F.S.A.

CHATS ON ENGLISH EARTHENWARE. By Arthur Hayden.

CHATS ON AUTOGRAPHS. By A. M. Broadley.

CHATS ON PEWTER. By H. J. L. J. Massé, M.A.

CHATS ON POSTAGE STAMPS. By Fred. J. Melville.

CHATS ON OLD JEWELLERY AND TRINKETS. By MacIver Percival.

CHATS ON COTTAGE AND FARMHOUSE FURNITURE. By Arthur Hayden.

CHATS ON OLD COINS. By Fred. W. Burgess

CHATS ON OLD COPPER AND BRASS. By Fred. W. Burgess.

CHATS ON HOUSEHOLD CURIOS. By Fred. W. Burgess.

CHATS ON OLD SILVER. By Arthur Hayden.

CHATS ON JAPANESE PRINTS. By Arthur Davison Ficke.

CHATS ON MILITARY CURIOS. By Stanley C. Johnson.

CHATS ON OLD CLOCKS AND WATCHES. By Arthur Hayden.

CHATS ON ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN. By Arthur Hayden.

LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN, LTD. NEW YORK: F. A. STOKES COMPANY

[Illustration: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke.]

MARY SIDNEY, COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE.

Born about 1555. Died 1621. Buried at Salisbury Cathedral. Painted probably by MARC GHEERAEDTS.

"Underneath this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse. Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death! ere thou hast slain another Fair and learn'd and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee!"

CHATS ON OLD LACE AND NEEDLEWORK

by

MRS. LOWES

With 76 Illustrations

London T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. Adelphi Terrace

First Impression 1908 Second Impression 1912 Third Impression 1919

[All rights reserved.]

PREFACE

This little book has been compiled to emphasise and accentuate the distinct awakening of English women and Needlecraft Artists to the beauty of the ancient laces and embroideries which we own in the magnificent historic collections in our great public Museums.

We are fortunate in possessing in the Victoria and Albert Museum monumental specimens of both lace and needlework. Among the sumptuous lace collection there are most perfect specimens of the art of lace making, and priceless pieces of historic embroidery made when England was first and foremost in the world in the production of Ecclesiastical embroidery.

The lace collection particularly, without compare, is illustrative of all that is best in this delightful art, being specially rich in magnificent pieces that can never be again obtained. These have mostly been given, or left as legacies, to the Museum by collectors and enthusiasts who have made this fascinating hobby the quest of their lives. In addition to the collection formed by the generosity of the donors, the authorities have exercised a very catholic judgment in selecting the choicest and most illustrative examples of the lace maker's craft.

In the section devoted to embroideries, more particularly English (as it is with our own country's needlework I propose to deal), nothing more glorious in the Nation's art records can be found than the masterpieces of embroidery worked by the great ladies, the abbesses and nuns of the Mediæval period. In almost every other branch of art England has been equalled, if not excelled, by Continental craftsmen; but in this one instance, up to the Reformation, English work was sought after far and wide, and as opus Anglicum formed part of church furnishing and priestly vestments in every great cathedral in Italy, Spain, and France... Continue reading book >>




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