Artefact of the Month 2021

January 2021

January 2021

JHE.2.2019 Belgian needle lace known as War Lace 1914. From the collection of the late John Heritage given by his family. 13.5 x 9 cm.

February 2021

February 2021

JHE.21.2019 Bobbin lace c1630, probably part of an edging. A photograph of another piece is in Lady Emily Reigate's book and another piece is in Farnham Museum, Surrey, UK. From the Collection of the late John Heritage given by his family. 27 x 13.3cm.

March 2021

March 2021

JHE.11.2019 Mechlin Bobbin lace edging. Early 18th Century. From the Collection of the late John Heritage given by his family. 46 x 6.5cm.

April 2021

April 2021

JHE.31.2019 Le Puy Bobbin Lace 1860-1880. From the collection of the late John Heritage, given by his family. 88 x 11.5cm.

May 2021

May 2021

JHE.13.2019 Mechlin Bobbin Lace, possibly English because of the unusual ground. c1780. From the Collection of the late John Heritage given by his family. 55.5 x 4.5cm.

June 2021

June 2021

JHE.22.2019 Irish crochet doily. Late 19th or early 20th century.

From the collection of the late John Heritage, given by his family 15.5 x 14 cm.

July 2021

July 2021

Chantilly bobbin lace. Second half of the 19th Century.

Donation from Jackie Birch.

Size 50 x 46cm. JAI.1.2012

August 2021

August 2021

Folder of priced Bedfordshire bobbin lace samples. Early 20th century. Donation size: 16 x 8.5cm. Z.8.2011.

September 2021

September 2021

Pricking for tie end from the folder of sample Bedfordshire lace shown in August 2021. Early 20th Century. Donation size 74 x 9cm. Z.9.2011.

October 2021

October 2021

Torchon Handkerchief made by the late Kate Riley. Late twentieth century. Bequest. Size 20.7 x 20.7cm. KR.1.2012.

November 2021

November 2021

Ayrshire work cap back. 19th century, given by Debbie Gowers. Size 8 x 8cm. DGO.1.2012.

December 2021

December 2021

Binche handkerchief border. 20th Century. Size 24.7cm x 24.7cm. Purchase. GF.9.2012.