#2453  Limerick Lace Stole  c. 1880 

  Ireland   $850.00

 Irish handmade Limerick lace fashioned from ecru cotton net, cream and ecru cotton floss.

Condition: Excellent. A few light brown marks, which would probably come out in laundering.

Measurements: 18" x 88".

Comments: Limerick lace was the most expensive of the laces made in Ireland and handmade examples are rare. This piece was made by embroidering on a hexagonal mesh ground with two thicknesses of thread. The design is on this lace is beautifully balanced. It is finished on all sides and can be worn as a scarf, stole or veil.