Dentelle, textile d’exception : extraits choisis

Cité de la dentelle et de la mode

Plongez dans cinq siècles de l'histoire de la dentelle : du 17ᵉ siècle à nos jours, de Venise à Calais. Des trésors à découvrir dans le moindre détail de leur virtuosité de création et de réalisation.

Dentelle, textile d’exception: extraits choisis
La Cité de la dentelle et de la mode de Calais dévoile en haute-définition une partie de sa collection d'échantillons de dentelle. Plus de 80 pièces de dentelle à la main et de dentelle mécanique retracent ainsi une histoire de cet art textile.
I. Hand-made lace

Around 1625

Hand-made lace (needle), "punto in aria" style.

Hand-made lace (needle), "punto in aria" style, around 1625 (detail).

Vers 1640

Dentelle aux fuseaux, type passement.

Around 1650-1680

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Flanders style.

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Flanders style, around 1650-1680 (detail).

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Flanders style, around 1650-1680 (back).

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Flanders style, around 1650-1680 (back, detail).

Around 1660-1670

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Flanders or Milan style.

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Flanders or Milan style, around 1660-1670 (detail).

Around 1665

Hand-made lace (needle), "gros point" style.

Hand-made lace (needle), "gros point" style, around 1665 (detail).

Around 1685

Hand-made lace (needle), "point de neige" style.

Hand-made lace (needle), "point de neige" style, around 1685 (detail).

Hand-made lace (needle), "point de neige" style, around 1685 (detail).

Around 1715-1725

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Malines style.

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Malines style, around 1715-1725 (detail).

Around 1715-1730

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Brussels type.

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Brussels type, around 1715-1730 (detail).

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Brussels type, around 1715-1730 (detail).

Around 1755

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Valencian style.

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Valencian style, around 1755 (detail).

Around 1760-1770

Hand-made lace (needle), Alençon style.

Hand-made lace (needle), Alençon style, around 1760-1770 (detail).

Mid-18th century - early 19th century

Hand-made lace, Argentan style.

Hand-made lace, Argentan style, mid-18th century - early 19th century (detail).

Hand-made lace, Argentan style, mid-18th century - early 19th century (back, detail).

Around 1830

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Malines style.

19th century

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Lille style called "Dutch".

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Lille style called "Dutch", 19th century (detail).

Around 1855

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Valencian style.

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Valencian style, around 1855 (detail).

Around 1860

Hand-made lace (needle), point de gaze style.

Hand-made lace (needle), point de gaze style, around 1860.

Around 1865

Hand-made lace (bobbins), duchesse de Bruges style.

Hand-made lace (bobbins), duchesse de Bruges style, around 1865 (detail).

Era Second Empire

Hand-made lace, Alençon style.

Hand-made lace (needle), Alençon style, Second Empire era (detail).

Around 1865-1890

Hand-made lace (needle), point de gaze style.

Hand-made lace (needle), point de gaze style, around 1865-1890 (detail).

Second half of the 19th century

Hand-made lace, Brussels style.

Hand-made lace, Brussels style, second half of the 19th century (detail).

End of the 19th century

Hand-made lace (bobbins) on mechanical tulle, application style.

Hand-made lace (bobbins) on mechanical tulle, application style, end of the 19th century (detail).

Around 1890

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Chantilly style.

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Chantilly style, around 1890 (detail).

End of the 19th century - beginning of the 20th century

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Le Puy style.

Around 1900

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Brussels style.

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Brussels style, around 1900 (detail).

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Brussels style, around 1900 (detail).

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Brussels style, around 1900 (detail).

Around 1900

Hand-made lace, Le Puy style, Lefébure workshop.

Around 1900

Hand-made lace, Le Puy style, Lefébure workshop.

Around 1900

Hand-made lace, Le Puy style, Lefébure workshop.

Hand-made lace, Le Puy style, Lefébure workshop, around 1900 (detail).

Beginning of the 20th century

Hand-made lace (needle), Alençon style, Melville & Ziffer fashion house.

Beginning of the 20th century

Hand-made lace (needle), point de Bologne style, Aemilia Ars workshop.

Hand-made lace (needle), point de Bologne style, Aemilia Ars workshop, beginning of the 20th century (detail).

Around 1910

Hand-made lace (bobbins), Le Puy style, association La Dentelle au foyer.

II. Mechanical Lace

1860

Leavers mechanical lace, Maxton factory.

1863

Leavers mechanical lace, Maniez factory.

1863

Leavers mechanical lace, Cordier frères factory.

1863

Leavers mechanical lace, Maxton factory.

1866

Leavers mechanical lace, Topham Frères factory.

1867

Leavers mechanical lace, Brunot factory.

1870

Leavers mechanical lace, Hartshorn & Arnett factory.

1874

Leavers mechanical lace, Leonard James factory.

1876

Leavers mechanical lace, Boutenjeun factory.

1883

Leavers mechanical lace, Henri Hénon factory.

1885

Leavers mechanical lace, Maxton factory.

1886

Leavers mechanical lace, Lenique & Piquet factory.

1886

Leavers mechanical lace, Noyon Frères factory.

1889

Leavers mechanical lace, Henri Hénon factory.

1889

Leavers mechanical lace, Henri Hénon factory.

1889

Leavers mechanical lace, Hutin factory.

1890

Leavers mechanical lace, Davenière factory.

1890

Leavers mechanical lace, Houette & Butler factory.

1891

Leavers mechanical lace, Davenière factory.

1891

Leavers mechanical lace, Henri Herbelot factory.

1891

Leavers mechanical lace, Robert West factory.

1892

Leavers mechanical lace, Robert West factory.

Around 1892-1893

Leavers mechanical lace, Robert West factory.

1894

Leavers mechanical lace, Davenière factory.

Around 1895

Leavers mechanical lace, Darquer-Bacquet factory.

1896

Leavers mechanical lace, Robert West factory.

Around 1897

Leavers mechanical lace, West factory.

1897

Leavers mechanical lace, Lenique, Piquet & Cie factory.

1897

Leavers mechanical lace, Lemaître factory.

1898

Leavers mechanical lace, Dognin factory.

1898

Leavers mechanical lace, West factory.

1899

Leavers mechanical lace, Ellie factory.

1900

Leavers mechanical lace, Robert West factory.

Beginning of the 20th century

Leavers mechanical lace, Davenière factory.

Leavers mechanical lace, Davenière factory, beginning of the 20th century (detail).

1903

Leavers mechanical lace, J. West factory.

1904

Leavers mechanical lace, Selingue factory.

1908

Leavers mechanical lace, Poret Frères factory.

1916

Leavers mechanical lace, Davenière factory.

1920

Leavers mechanical lace, Parenty-Cadart factory.

1920

Leavers mechanical lace, Parenty-Cadart factory (detail).

1922

Leavers mechanical lace, Poret Frères factory.

1923

Leavers mechanical lace, Lavoye factory.

1920's

"Les Contes", Leavers mechanical lace.

"Les Contes", Leavers mechanical lace, 1920's (detail : le petit Poucet).

"Les Contes", Leavers mechanical lace, 1920's (detail : le petit Chaperon rouge).

"Les Contes", Leavers mechanical lace, 1920's (detail : le Chat botté).

"Les Contes", Leavers mechanical lace, 1920's (detail : la Belle au bois dormant).

1926

Leavers mechanical lace, West factory.

1926

"La Plage", Leavers mechanical lace, Merlen, Bodart and Ball factory.

"La Plage", Leavers mechanical lace, Merlen, Bodart and Ball factory, 1926 (detail).

"La Plage", Leavers mechanical lace, Merlen, Bodart and Ball factory, 1926 (detail).

"La Plage", Leavers mechanical lace, Merlen, Bodart and Ball factory, 1926 (detail).

Around 1926

Leavers mechanical lace, Merlen, Bodart and Ball factory.

Around 1926

"Les Sirènes", Leavers mechanical lace, Merlen, Bodart and Ball factory.

"Les Sirènes", Leavers mechanical lace, Merlen, Bodart and Ball factory, around 1926 (detail).

1927

"Temple de l'Amour", Leavers mechanical lace, Merlen, Bodart and Ball factory.

"Temple de l'Amour", Leavers mechanical lace, Merlen, Bodart and Ball factory, 1927 (detail).

1930

Leavers mechanical lace, Davenière factory.

1939

Leavers mechanical lace, Lebey factory.

3rd quarter of the 20th century

Leavers mechanical lace, Oscar Yard factory.

Credits: Story

Aurélie Artelesa, régisseur des collections textiles
Anthony Cadet, documentaliste des musées
Sophie Henwood, responsable du service des collections
Geoffrey Wesse, chef de projets Web

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