Thessy Schoenholzer Nichols
A restorer and scholar of ancient costumes, embroideries and laces. She is the author of numerous essays on laces and costume. 
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A restorer and scholar of ancient costumes, embroideries and laces. After completing her studies in Switzerland, she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York. In 1985 she moved to Florence to work at the Costume Gallery at Palazzo Pitti. Since that time she has collaborated with many Italian and foreign institutions, studying textile and costume collections. As a lace designer and milliner, she has participated in numerous exhibitions and won recognition as a textile artist and teacher of special textile techniques. She is the author of numerous essays on laces and costume. 

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