The 19th century saw a sad decline in the fortunes of the English hand-made lace industry yet in the East Midlands the period also witnessed some of its most interesting and remarkable designs. This book sets Thomas Lester's designs and the development of his family business against the fashions of the period.
Thomas Lester, 1820-1905
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His Lace and the East Midlands Industry