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Recommended Reading on Linens and Lace


Books we have found very useful, and we're sure you will, too.

  • Bonneville, Francoise de. The Book of Fine Linen. Paris: Flammarion. 1994.
  • Dilmont, Therese de. Encyclopedie des Ouvrages de Dames (also exists in English). Originally published 1898.
  • Earnshaw, Pat. The Identification of Lace. Shire Publications, 1986
  • Earnshaw, Pat. A Dictionary of Lace. Dover Publications, 1984
  • Furhmann, Brigita. Bobbin Lace. Dover Publications, 1976
  • Irvine, Chippy. Elegant Linens. Bulfinch Press. 1998
  • Johnson, Frances. Collecting Antique Linens, Lace & Needlework. Krause Publications, 1991
  • Kurella, Elizabeth. The Secrets of Real Lace. The Lace Merchant, 1994.
  • Kurella, Elizabeth. The Complete Guide to Vintage Textiles. Krause Publications, 1999
  • Kurella, Elizabeth. Guide to Lace and Linens. Antique Trader Books (Landmark Specialty Publications). 1998
  • Manchester, Masha. Vintage White Linens. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1997