My daughter was visiting the Northampton Museum Store to look at the use of lace on shoes. As her knowledge of old lace is limited I was asked to accompany her to identify any lace she might find.
The most relevant pair (left) were on display in the Museum. Red leather and Chantilly lace (machine made). M.E. Sablouiere, Paris. Made for the great exhibition 1889, they won a gold medal.