At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the great merchant-manufacturers offered pieces that revisited old lace. These pieces of virtuoso execution display a decor that was (or not) the taste of the day. The Art Nouveau movement, however, had little influence on lace: this production by Melville and Ziffer is one of the few pieces influenced by this movement.


  • Title: Lace frill
  • Manufacturer: MELVILLE & ZIFFER
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 101
  • Type: Handmade lace (needle), Alençon style
  • Medium: Linen
  • period: around 1905
  • Inventory number: CiDM 2016.6.1
  • Conservatory storage: Calais, France

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