Lacework specialist Chatterton Lacework
has been manufacturing and reproducing original designs of fine period lacework for over 50 years.
Original lacework designs reproduced by Chatterton Lacework range from the flashy home of the self-made man of the late 1800s to the typical Italian villa of the mid-19th century that originated in Australia from the middle classes in Regency England.
Early examples appeared in the 1840s in Tasmania, South Australia and New South Wales with the Italian villa concept becoming very popular by the 1850s. The applied detailing may have been used on a villa, cottage or terrace house.
The early 1900s saw the introduction of the classical Federation and Edwardian homes, which completely rejected Victorian features such as parapets, elaborate stucco details and symmetry in the facade and floor plan.