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Snowden, Elizabeth Anne
Lace pattern book.
England, 1830.
Physical Description:
1 volume (114 leaves) ; 25 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK9404.L33 S6 1830
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Bound in contemporary straight-grained goatskin, the spine stamped in gilt: "Patterns, E.A.S." With bookseller's ticket: "J.B. Brown, Bookseller to His Majesty, Castle Street, Windsor". The paper is watermarked "W. King 1829."
Manuscript pattern book, evidently for needlework, presenting hundreds of designs for lace, a few of them with captions such as "lace veil," "bead bag," "collar," two with the word "yes" and one with "no" and two with the initials "E.A.S." Drawings are primarily in black ink, with some in graphite. Some of the designs have been incised for transfer. The volume is inscribed in ink on the first leaf: "Elizabeth Anne Snowden. October 23rd 1830. Peascod Street, Windsor".
Peascod was one of Windsor's principal commercial thoroughfares, and an obvious outlet for nearby Buckinghamshire's important lace-making trade. John Snowden Senior was a tallow chandler in Peascod Street in 1768, and the 1851 census has Charles M. Snowden, grocer and tallow chandler, magistrate and alderman, aged 67, living at 95 and 96 Goswell Lane, just off Peascod Street. John Snowden (Junior?) is recorded as mayor of Windsor in 1800 and 1812; Charles Snowden was mayor in 1832.
Subject Terms:
Lace and lace making -- Patterns.
Needlework -- Patterns.
Snowden, Elizabeth Anne.
Pattern books.
Ink drawings.
Brown, John Burgiss.

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