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A semi -circular dress collar of Carrickmacross applique lace, cream coloured. Intended for wear with open edges to centre front. A collar of exceptional workmanship in a repeating floral design with some details worked in high relief. Fine muslin on net, the motifs outlined in couched threads. Filling stitches have been worked on sections of the net background to enhance the patterns. The distinctive picot edging of Carrickamcross lace has been worked all around the collar edge.