Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Victorian Schiffli Lace Lady's Lingerie Case

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I just acquired this beautiful lady's lingerie case from the late Victorian era. The Schiffli lace is so breathtaking and speaks of high quality and, indeed, it was from a wealthy estate. I am thrilled to find this exquistive piece.. The lace cover is machine made by Schiffli Embroidery Machine in Burntwork technique. The design simulates Hand Cutwork embroidery and Belgian bobbin lace. The particular work in this one is complex, having layers of both cloth and netting. Good quality and expensive. The lace is a light ercu in color. It is attached to a padded fold over satin case in a baby blue silk. Ties at the front with blue silk ribbon ties. A larger size measuring 16" wide x 23" long. What a delight to store milady's lingerie in something so lovely as this.

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