A Buckinghamshire light, fine, bobbin lace that was made in Buckinghamshire, and the surrounding counties of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, from 16C The style generally associated with Bucks point was established around the end of 18C.

It closely resembles the Belgian Mechlin and the French Chantilly and Lille laces, and is often called English Lille.

It is woven in linen or silk, with a gimp thread outlining the pattern; made in one piece with floral and geometric design on point or honeycomb ground, sometimes a picot edge.


Levey, Santina (1983). Lace, A History. London: Victoria and Albert Museum. ISBN 090128615X.


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