If anyone is interested I have added a second picture to my flickr page of 
another sample from the same collection. 
On the reverse the lace is identified as 'Old French Chenille Blonde'. 
According to Caulfield's Dictionary of Needlework Chenille Lace is "A peculiar 
kind of Lace made during the eighteenth century in France. The ground of this 
lace was silk honeycomb Reseau; the patterns were poor, and chiefly 
geometrical, filled with thick stitches, and outlined with fine white 
Chenille." Actually I think it is quite a nice little design. I seem to recall 
it is mentioned in the book by Mrs Palliser but my copy escapes me at the 
Diana Smith

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