This is a mystery piece of whitework, not exactly matching whitework typically associated either with Dresden or Tonder. Best guess from the design is that it is 19th century. If you can offer any insight into where and when it might have been made, please email!
Although the name “Tonder,” a city in Denmark, is best known among lacemakers for a form of bobbin lace, it also is associated with exquisite 18th century white-on-white lacy enbroidery with elaborate pulled and drawn thread work similar to that known as Dresden work.
This extraordinary drawn and pulled thread work edging effectively imitates a bobbin lace point-de-paris or armure background and other extraordinary filling stitches.
Two seams, one at the 8 inch mark almost exactly matches the pattern; another at the 17 inch length. Very good condition, a few broken threads.