CIRCA 1880-1900, EXQUISITE "BELLE EPOQUE " ERA TAMBOUR LACE CURTAINS. Quite a majestic pair of curtains!A absolutely superb example of the very best of Tambour lace curtains, these are so ornate, so dense and entirely covered with beautiful roses, large scale leaves, scrollwork etc. The large flowers have satin stitched padding and are raised. Basically the curtains are quite amazing, I don't think I have seen such a beautiful pair of Tambour curtains in forty years and certainly not such a pair in this great condition.. Measuring approx. 152-153" by 56" wide for each panel. In very good strong condition.
CIRCA 17-18THC. LACE PANEL WITH EAGLES,WINGED FIGURES. A early panel measuring approx. 115 by 45", 292.1cm by 114.3 cm. The panel has numerous figures, eagles and birds and scalloped fringed edging with tiny tassels. There are a few small spots and a few openings, overall good condition.
CIRCA 17THC.EXQUISITE VENETIAN GROS POINT LACE FLOUNCE. Superb workmanship on this lavish Venetian Gros Point lace. The measurement is quite astonishing, it measures apprx. almost 4 yards long, 142-144 by 9 inches. Centimeters apprx. almost 365.76cm by 22.86cm.The design is quite beautiful with arching florals and leaves and lovely raised cordonet. I can only imagine this was either made for the Church or for someone so very rich. It is extremely rare to find such a long length Of Venetian Gros Point.This lace was the most sought after in the 17THC.-18THC by the nobility.One can see many images of the lace on portraits during this period in museums . Grinling Gibbons, the master woodcarver for King George 1, Charles 11 also commissioned by many Churches, including St Paul's Cathedral, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. He was deeply inspired by the beauty of Gros Point lace where one of the finest examples of his carving of this lace is at Chatsworth House. A exquisite offering, both in rarity, design and workmanship. There are a few openings on one end and some scattered brides, all minor to the totality of condition. Lace is in very good strong condition. (Item #AL630)
Item # AL663
CIRCA 1800's, ELEGANT WHITEWORK HANDKERCHIEF W/ORNATE MONOGRAM. Beautiful whitework embroidery on this wonderful handkerchief. Measuring approx. 15". In very good condition. This came form a fine museum deaccession of handkerchiefs.
FINE BRUSSELS NEEDLEPOINT LACE HANDKERCHIEF. A elegant handkerchief with really fine Needle lace edging. There are tiny amazing wheels with intricate centers all around the handkerchief. Measuring approx. 10 3/4". In very good condition, the item seems unused. This comes from a museum deaccession.
Item # ALH96
CIRCA 1900, LOVELY WHITEWORK HANDKERCHIEF. The finest whitework embroidery on this fine organdy. A unmade up handkerchief that measures approx.11 1/2". The embroidery is quite outstanding.In good unused condition.This comes from a museum deaccession.
Item # ALH95
CIRCA 19THC.ELABORATE LAWN HANDKERCHIEF W/ SUPERB VALENCIENNE LACE. Quite a ornate design on this lovely handkerchief! The finest lawn has been used at the center with a tiny elaborate whitework embroidered monogram tied with florals and a bow. There are pretty scalloped Valencienne lace insertion alternating with lawn and then a wide border of lace on the edge.A beautiful hanky! Measuring approx.11 1/2 ". In very good condition. All of the handkerchiefs listed came from a very good museum deaccession.Most of these were never used and retain their original cream patina.
Item #ALH 94
CIRCA 19THC.CHARMINGVALENCIENNE LACE HANDKERCHIEF W/MONOGRAM. Superb lawn on this wonderful handkerchief withheld made Valenienne lace and a beautiful whitework elaborate monogram. Measuring approx.12 1/2". In very good condition. The handkerchief comes form a fine museum deaccession.
BEAUTIFUL LAWN HANKERCHIEF WITH VALENCIENNE LACE. This is a wonderful handkerchief, both in design and workmanship.A very fine lawn center is surrounded by fine hand made Valencienne lace. Measuring approx.12". In very good codnition. The handkerchief comes from a superb museum deaccession of lovely handkerchiefs.
Item # ALH92