Skip to main content

Ferry, Louis Bonnechaux, Nineteenth century (active)



  • Existence: Nineteenth century (active)


Louis Bonnechaux Ferry is credited with developing the Luneville embroidery technique in the mid-1860s in the Lorraine region of France, near the city of Nancy. This new technique allowed for cost savings in the production of fashionable women's clothing that featured beads or sequins. Due to the Luneville embroidery technique, many women worked in small ateliers (studios) in the town of Luneville, France.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Luneville Embroidery Studio Sample Album

 Collection — Box 01: [Barcode: 5000009889]
Identifier: MS-0247
Scope and Contents The album consists of beaded fabric samples known as Luneville embroidery, which was a very popular feature of 1920s haute couture. Contemporary durable black canvas sample album, mounted brass metal bosses paired head and tail of the spine. The album includes 144 leaves with 90 fabric samples; mainly tulle, but including linen, silk, patterned cottons, and wool-blends - stapled or mounted to the page with brass paper fasteners. Luneville embroidery employed throughout with miniscule...
Dates: Circa 1920-1930