EXQUISITE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE SHAWL W/THREE DIMENSIONAL ROSES


EXQUISITE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE SHAWL W/THREE DIMENSIONAL  ROSES. This sumptuous and beautiful Brussels Point De Gaze lace shawl is probably the very best I have come across over the many years.The design is quite majestic and  the workmanship is sublime.There are so many beautiful and large three dimensional roses, many measuring apprx 3". There are large wonderful bouquets,spectacular scrollwork, meandering vines and other florals in the shawl and scattered throughout delicate Point De Esprit which always adds yo the ethereal quality of the shawl.The abundant  scrollwork vignettes have superb needle lace fillings throughout the shawl.Measuring apprx. 115 by 25 inches wide (292cm by 63.5cm). There are approx. more than 125 roses in this shawl,suffice to say absolutely incredible in itself. This was so well kept, it retains it's original cream patina.there are a few storage stains that will come up,MINOR.this shawl is in the very best condition. The shawl has a hand made ground,something that was usually only found on the very best Brussels lace items made in the 1800's. Museum quality. (Item #AL647)

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CIRCA 1880,. MAGNIFICENT 130" BRUSSELS BRUSSELS LACE SHAWL


CIRCA 1880,,MAGNIFICENT 130" BRUSSELS LACE SHAWL.This is a wonderful  cream Brussels mixed application shawl, composed of both needle and bobbin lace measuring a astonishing 130-132 inches by apprx. 33 inches for width.Centimeters measurement apprx. 330.2cm by 83.82cm. I can mention here, that the pictures do not do enough justice to how superb this shawl is. The needle and bobbin lace is absolutely exquisite and I can say that this is one of the very best shawls of this type I have come across . The design has a ethereal quality and is quite sublime,there are lovely large roses ,lilies,tulips and other floral bouquets, ornate scrollwork and gentle elongated foliate with scattered small florets and Point De Esprit throughout the shawl.In quite amazing condition,, a couple of areas with storage spots that will come up.This item came from a very fine fine estate, the lady had great taste and had the highest level of items.Please also see the Brussels Point De Gaze lace shawl that came from the same estate.  After handling so many lace pieces throughout the years, these two items , both in design and some of the  highest level of workmanship on these items really amazed me.Breathtaking and beautiful are the words here.If one wanted to say how they would rate.. 1 out of 10..I give these items a 20 rating, I don't say this lightly,but the highest respect needs to be shown to such superior artistry. (Item #AL646)

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MAJESTIC 240" BURANO LACE,MILANESE LACE BANQUET TABLECLOTH W/CHERUB,BIRDS


MAJESTIC 240"BURANO LACE,MILANESE LACE BANQUET TABLECLOTH W/CHERUBS,BIRDS. A superior Italian lace banquet tablecloth that might have come from the J.P.Morgan estate.Circa 1900, one rarely comes across this level of artistry in linens ,not only superb workmanship but the cloth has a wonderful design and also a amazing length. There are playful cherubs ,ribbons, flowers and foliate all around the central part of the cloth.There are apprx. 110 or more cherubim celebrating the rites of Spring with garlands composed of fruit and florals. Surrounding this design there are apprx. 68 or more winged mythological birds,some with raised three dimensional work within the meandering Milanese lace scrollwork. The edge design has apprx. 60 birds or love birds and undulating branches of foliate and florals in the design. In all, a amazing amount of work. One would have had to be exceptionally wealthy or part of the nobility to have such a cloth commissioned.We have some other laces that belonged to J.P.Morgan and so it is possible this came from that estate. There are some age related stains on the cloth,some lighter areas where they were cleaned,basically the cloth needs to be laundered as it has been sitting in storage for a long time. It does not seem used, it has one tiny opening near the edge that I see.The texture and feel of the cloth is very strong and is either unused or rarely used. A superb item for the serious lace or linen collector. (Item #ALT131)

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CIRCA 1860's, GRACEFUL BRUSSELS LACE TRIANGULAR CAPE/SHAWL


CIRCA 1860's, GRACEFUL BRUSSELS LACE TRIANGULAR CAPE/SHAWL. A lovely large Brussels needle and bobbin lace cape shawl measuring apprx.117" across at the center, apprx.46" across top edging, apprx. 80" down each bottom side edge and 40" at widest part. There are wonderful large floral and foliate bouquets,meandering floral vines throughout the lace ,elaborate scrollwork and lovely scattered Point De Esprit throughout the shawl. In very good condition, one small area on edging needs to have net ground added.The design is quite beautiful.In good condition, part of a museum deaccession. (Item #AL645)

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CIRCA 1900, DECORATIVE NEEDLE LACE TABLE RUNNER W/COURTING COUPLES,CHERUBS


CIRCA 1900,DECORATIVE NEEDLE LACE TABLE RUNNER W/COURTING COUPLES,CHERUBS. Measuring apprx. 118 by 11 1/2 inches,299.72cm by 29.21 this hand made Italian needle lace runner has eight figures in the design, there are courting couples,cherubs, ladies playing musical instruments roses, urns and peacocks in the design.In good condition. (Item #ALTR124))

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CIRCA 16-17THC. ITALIAN RETICELLA,CUTWORK PANEL W/VAN DYKE EDGING


CIRCA 16-17THC.ITALIAN RETICELLA,CUTWORK PANEL W/VAN DYKE EDGING. A earlry long panel or table runner measuring apprx. 64 by 12 inches, 162.56cm by 30.48cm. Good designs and quality workmanship. The lace has a narrow Van Dyke edging.This comes form a early single family estate which consists of many early lace pieces. In good condition, item just needs to be laundered. A excellent item for the early lace collector. (Item#AL641)

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