75 X Lace

75 x Lace offers a comprehensive history of lace collecting in the Rijksmuseum over the past 150 years, along with a catalogue of 75 of its most beautiful and interesting pieces. These range from rare 17th-century linen collars with bobbin lace borders to the christening set of costly Brussels needle lace used for Queen Wilhelmina and her successors. The objects are arranged in chronological order to provide a survey of more than three centuries of lace making, and are expertly described and commented on by Patricia Wardle.