#2159 Honiton Lappet  19th C.  

  England      $265.00

Materials: Linen thread in two thicknesses.

Condition: Near perfect; extremely faint light stain.

Measurements: 4" x 37".

Comments: For her wedding dress and veil in 1839 Queen Victoria chose Honiton bobbin lace. Honiton has a simple English countryside flavor with its airy, stylized designs. Lappets (bands of lace made to be worn on a woman's head) were fashionable from the late 17th century through the 19th century. This is one of a very few lappets I have ever seen made of Honiton lace.