Venetian rose point cuffs, 19th century
On Venetian needlepoint lace, the heavy raised work is incorporated into the lace during manufacture and is called rose point (meaning raised) or gros point. The characteristic raised surface of Venetian lace is formed by buttonhole stitches over padding couched on the surface of the design.
The color of the cuffs is beige. The assured technique of this Venetian lace piece, over 100 years old, is truly admirable, particularly at a time when the patient artistry of needlework is a dying skill.
The condition is excellent.
Each cuff is 8" long by 2" wide.