Sleeve trimming of embroidered white muslin in white thread in buttonhole, satin, over-casting and drawn fabric stitches. Long and narrow with a wider shaped section in the centre. Symmetrical trailing design of exotic leaves and flowers ornamented with a variety of very finely worked drawn fabric filling stitches. Amongst the leaves and flowers are small sprays of berries. The whole background is worked into a fine mesh by means of drawn fabric stitches. Narrow border of bobbin lace along the straight side and the two short ends. Dresden work.


  • Title: Sleeve trimming
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1740/1749
  • Location: Dresden
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 56 in, Width: 7 in maximum
  • Provenance: Given by Mrs Y. Coste
  • Medium: Embroidered muslin, bobbin lace

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