The two different ends of a crochet miser purse
silk thread, cut steel rings, steel beads
1840-1870

Carrickmacross lace purse, made by Caroline Busk
silk, carrickmacross lace, cord
made in 1887, also worn in 1914 as a wedding accessory

Detail of the broderie anglais decoration on a dressing gown
cotton lawn, cotton thread
19th century

Detail from a pair of machine knitted silk stockingsmachine knitted silk19th century

Detail from a pair of machine knitted silk stockings
machine knitted silk
19th century

Detail from a panel of muslin decorated with tambour work and metal plate sprigs
muslin, metal plate, silk thread
late 18th century

Detail of the broderie anglais decoration on the front of a dressing gown
cotton lawn
1880-1910

Detail of the front panel of a man’s embroidered waistcoat
silk satin, silk thread, metal thread, card
c.1795