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Argentella is a type of needle lace derived from Argentan lace,[1] with a Rosacé ground, a "striking ground of tiny webs."[1]

Argentella: A French needle lace made also at Abbisola in Italy. Developed from Argentan with Rosacé ground.[2]

Argentella. A name given to a lace made in Genoa [Italy], but worked much like [the French] Point d'Alençon.[3]

argentella lace[:] An early, white needlepoint lace made in Italy. Similar to the Alençon lace, but made with flat cordonnet. The patterns are delicate and spread over a net ground with small dots at the corners.[4]

Argentella. ...a variant of point d'Alençon, which has a large mesh with a six-sided dot in the centre. This dotted réseau is known as fond de neige, and œil de perdrix, also as réseau rosaceé.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Brooke, Margaret L. (1925). Lace in the making with bobbins and needle. Boni. p. 138. Retrieved 29 April 2011. [ISBN unspecified].
  2. ^ Brooke (1925), p.146.
  3. ^ Mollett, John William (1883). An Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology, p.23. London: Gilbert and Rivington, Limited. [ISBN unspecified].
  4. ^ Tortora, Phyllis G.; and Johnson, Ingrid (2013). The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles, p.24. 8th edition. A&C Black. ISBN 9781609015350.
  5. ^ Head, R. E. (1922). The Lace & Embroidery Collector, p.49. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company. [ISBN unspecified].