Antique Needle Lace: Point d'Alencon. "Often the various parts of this lace, from the French Second Empire, were executed by specialists - the toile by one person, elaborate fillings by another, reseau by another. Sometimes up to 10 specialists were involved."
The Commune and Arrondissement of Sedan in the Ardennes Department, and Champagne-Ardenne Region of France, is located only 10 kilometers from the Belgian border. Not too far from Arras. Note, that is a long way from Alençon and Argentan. But not so far from the lacemaking centers of Flanders.