Shiffli Chemical Lace Figural Coaster Set 12
Rare Shiffli figural coaster set of 12 coasters. Linen centers surrounded by lace with lions and urns. Coasters are in excellent vintage condition.
"Chemical lace (sometimes referred to as Schiffli lace) is a form of machine-made lace. This method of lace-making is done by embroidering a pattern on a sacrificial fabric that has been chemically treated so as to disintegrate after the pattern has been created. Schiffli machines came into use in the late 19th century"