Duchesse lace
Duchesse lace Du`chesse" lace A beautiful variety of Brussels pillow lace made originally in Belgium and resembling Honiton guipure. It is worked with fine thread in large sprays, usually of the primrose pattern, with much raised work. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • duchesse lace —  a Belgian lace, named after Marie Henriette, duchess of Brabant (later queen of the Belgians). It was made from c. 1840 throughout the 19th century both at Brussels and (particularly) at Bruges. Much inferior (except for a few Brussels… …   Universalium

  • duchesse lace — noun also duchess lace Etymology: part translation of French dentelle duchesse : a fine bobbin lace of Flemish origin having delicate floral and foliage designs joined by bobbin made brides …   Useful english dictionary

  • duchesse lace — noun a kind of Brussels pillow lace with bold floral patterns worked in a fine thread …   English new terms dictionary

  • duchesse lace — /ˈdʌtʃɛs leɪs/ (say duches lays) noun a fine bobbin lace of Flemish origin featuring delicate floral designs joined by bobbin made brides …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lace —    One of the trademark crafts of Brussels, lace making evolved from embroidery. Needle lace appeared in Italy, most likely in Venice, at the end of the first quarter of the 16th century. Bobbin lace emerged at the same time simultaneously in… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • duchesse — n. 1 a soft heavy kind of satin. 2 a dressing table with a pivoting mirror. Phrases and idioms: duchesse lace a kind of Brussels pillow lace. duchesse potatoes mashed potatoes mixed with egg, baked or fried, and served as small cakes. duchesse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lace — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cord, lacing; braid; openwork, network. See ornament. v. t. weave, twine; interlace; bind, tie; flavor, mix, spike; informal, whip, lash. See mixture, crossing, punishment. II (Roget s IV) n. 1.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Brussels lace — 1. a fine handmade lace in a floral pattern outlined with raised cordonnet, originally made in the area of Brussels. 2. a modern machine made net lace on which floral designs are appliquéd. [1740 50] * * *  lace made in Brussels from the second… …   Universalium

  • duchess lace — noun see duchesse lace …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chantilly lace — This article is about the type of lace. For the song, see Chantilly Lace (song). For the film, see Chantilly Lace (film) …   Wikipedia

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