OBJECT: Dress Covering – Awaiting ID
DESRIPTION: Diamond net. Carrickmacross style using muslin appliqué. Also incorporating muslin tape lace. Some damage, yellow staining in centre, quite a bit of staining (possibly smoke damage).
PATTERN: Floral bouquet filling each corner. Floral tape-work along border. With a shower of appliquéd floral details throughout the piece.
STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES: Tape work/ Appliqué/Couching buttonhole stitch.
FIBRE: Cotton on silk diamond net. Muslin and muslin tape appliqué.
SIZE: Depth 171cm x Width 168cm. CIRCA: 1878.
COMMENTS: Stitches not familiar to Limerick Lace. We think it is not Irish lace.
REPACKED 5th July 2018:
LIMERICK MUSEUM CATALOGUE LINK: Awaiting ID