A local station is showing Downton Abbey Season 1, and I’ve been glued to the screen. Remember when Mrs. Hughes goes off to the fair to meet an old flame? Her dress had a bit of lace at neck & wrists. Here’s the only photo I could locate (from ITV). It only shows neckline, but sleeve edges were the same lace.
The lace is probably sewn into place, sans gathers. These little wristlets weren’t, and can be used with sweaters, blouses, and suit jackets, as in this example.