Valenciennes lace
Valenciennes lace Va*len`ci*ennes" lace" [F.; -- so called after the town of Valenciennes.] A rich kind of lace made at Valenciennes, in France. Each piece is made throughout, ground and pattern, by the same person and with the same thread, the pattern being worked in the net. [1913 Webster]

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  • Valenciennes lace — is a type of bobbin lace which originated in Valenciennes, in the Nord département of France, and flourished from about 1705 to 1780. Valenciennes. The Oxford English Dictionay . 2nd ed. 1989.] cite encyclopedia |encyclopedia=Encyclopædia… …   Wikipedia

  • Valenciennes lace — ▪ French bobbin lace  one of the most famous of bobbin laces, first made in the French city of Valenciennes, Nord département, and later in Belgium (around Ypres and Ghent) and on the French–Belgian frontier at Bailleul. Lace produced in… …   Universalium

  • Valenciennes lace — noun a type of bobbin lace with floral patterns • Syn: ↑Valenciennes • Hypernyms: ↑pillow lace, ↑bobbin lace * * * noun see valenciennes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Valenciennes lace —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Valenciennes — Valenciennes1 [və len΄sē enz′] n. [after VALENCIENNES2, where orig. manufactured] a flat bobbin lace having a simple floral pattern on a background of fine, diamond shaped mesh: also Valenciennes lace or Val lace Valenciennes2 [və len΄sē enz′; ]… …   English World dictionary

  • Valenciennes (disambiguation) — Valenciennes can mean:* Valenciennes, a town and commune on the Scheldt river in the Nord département of northern France. * Valenciennes FC a football (soccer) club from Valenciennes. * Valenciennes lace * Herman de Valenciennes, 12th century… …   Wikipedia

  • Valenciennes — /veuh len see enz /; Fr. /vann lahonn syen /, n. 1. a city in N France, SE of Lille. 43,202. 2. Also called Valenciennes lace, Val, Val lace. Textiles. a. a flat bobbin lace of linen, worked in one piece with the same thread forming the ground… …   Universalium

  • Valenciennes — For other uses, see Valenciennes (disambiguation). Valenciennes The town hall …   Wikipedia

  • valenciennes — /vəlɛnsiˈɛnz/ (say vuhlensee enz) noun 1. a fine bobbin made lace of which the pattern and the net ground are made together, of the same threads. 2. a machine made imitation of it. Also, valenciennes lace. {from Valenciennes, a town in N France} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lace — • The two earliest known specimens of lace worked linen albs are that of St. Francis, preserved at St. Clare s convent, Assisi, and the alb of Pope Boniface VIII, now in the treasury of the Sistine Chapel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

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