Object: 18th century (?) silk lace and cotton ruffs (ruffles), part of men’s coat. The upper part is made of white cotton and is slightly gathered, while the lower part is made of silk lace. Hand-stitched using cotton thread.
Condition: small tears in the lace, deformation due to wear, overall grey appearance, the dirt was embedded in the fabric.
The object had to be wet-cleaned twice, Continue reading