ELABORATE WHITEWORK EMBROIDERED LAWN HANDKERCHIEF W/VALENCIENNE LACE



ELABORATE WHITEWORK EMBROIDERED HANDKERCHIEF W/VALENCIENNE LACE
                                                                          
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SUPERB NEEDLE LACE HANDKERCHIEF


SUPERB NEEDLE LACE HANDKERCHIEF
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CIRCA 19THC. FINE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE LAPPET


CIRCA 19THC. BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE LAPPET

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ELABORATE WHITEWORK EMBROIDERED HANDKERCHIEF W/ VALENCIENNE LACE


ELABORATE WHITEWORK EMBROIDERED HANDKERCHIEF W/VALENCIENNE LACE

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CIRCA 19THC. LADIES HONITON LACE TRIANGULAR SHAWL


CIRCA 19THC. LADIES HONITON LACE TRIANGULAR SHAWL

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CIRCA 1700-1800, LADIES METALLIC EMBROIDERED KERCHIEF W/ SPANGLES


CIRCA 1700-1800,LADIES METALLIC EMBROIDERED KERCHIEF W/SPANGLES

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EARLY LADIES QUILTED CHINTZ PETTICOAT


EARLY LADIES QUILTED CHINTZ PETTICOAT

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EXQUISITE APPENZELL 170" BANQUET TABLECLOTH W/OPERATIC THEMES,PROVENANCE


EXQUISITE APPENZELL LACE 170" BANQUET TABLECLOTH W/OPERATIC THEMES,PROVENANCE. Circa 1900.A rare and wonderful Appenzell lace banquet tablecloth measuring approx. 170.75" by 71" W. The tablecloth has eighteen ornate vignettes with operatic themes and embellished throughout  with Drawnwork and raised satin stitch embroidery. The operatic scenes include "Madame Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet "Carmen", Richard Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde", "Le Nozze di Figaro" and "Cos fan Tutte " Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppi Verdi ;" Rigoletto", "La Boheme" Giacomo Puccini , "Faust", Richard Wagner's "Rienzi,der Letzte der Tribunen among others. This tablecloth has a good provenance, it comes form the estate of William Holden the famous American actor who won a Oscar for the film "Stalag 17" , "The Bridge on the rRver Kwai ". He also starred in other important films , "Picnic" and "The Wild Bunch" . He was one of the biggest stars during the 1950's-1960's. In very good condition, a couple of tiny minor openings in drawnwork. This tablecloth is superb in every respect.A good item for the serious collector or Museum. (Item #)


STUNNING EARLY CREAM SILK FLOUNCE W/ BEAUVAIS EMBROIDERY , ROSES,FLOWERS,LACE


STUNNING EARLY CREAM SILK FLOUNCE W/BEAUVAIS EMBROIDERY,ROSES,FLOWERS,LACE. Circa 18-19THC. a beautiful skirt flounce made of luminous silk satin with the most wonderful design and also with superb workmanship. The skirt flounce was unfinished in some parts but overall the main design was worked on with such elaborate and fine embroidery. One side is different from the other so this must have been part of a larger project, perhaps for a early dress. The flowers are delicate and so very fine while the undulating vines and leaves are sheer perfection..there is a ruched area with ribbon and lace  and then pink satin with  a cream silk embroidered garland of florals and underneath that part a long trim of flowers with wax beads.At the very end of the flounce another flounce of lace..Measuring approx.69 " long by 21" for the width of satin.In very good strong condition, a few tiny spots ,overall wonderful condition. (Item #)

CIRCA 18-19THC.LADIES FINE SILK SKIRT WITH ORNATE POLYCHROME EMBROIDERY


CIRCA 18-19THC. LADIES FINE SILK SKIRT WITH ORNATE POLYCHROME SILK EMBROIDERY. A lovely early ladies silk skirt with a elegant and flowing design of florals worked with silk polychrome embroidery. There are fine elongated vines and trailing florals and leaves midway down the skirt , around the band and then again the the very wide ruffle. Measuring approx.almopst 22" around waist,  42" down the front and 55" down the back of the skirt. Possibly Circa 18C. or early 19THC. the silk has a lovely luminosity and the silk threads are quite brilliant. In overall good strong condition, there are some scattered holes and a few areas of wear but mainly the silk skirt is in very good condition overall.This might have been altered at some early point or there might have been additional embroidery at the back top part. Excellent design and superb embroidery on this early skirt. ( Item #)