Gown and fichu detail from Self-portrait with a Harp, circa 1791, Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux (1761 – July 26, 1802). Note how the lace at the elbow has been folded up over the sleeve, out of the way of the harp strings for ease of play.
Lace Border 1884 detail. Chemical Lace is a form of machine-made lace. This method of lace-making is done by embroidering a pattern on a sacrificial fabric that has been chemically treated so as to disintegrate after the pattern has been created.