CIRCA 19THC.TWO FLOUNCES OF BRUSSELS LACE W/POINT DE GAZE ROSES. Two lovely Brussels lace flounces with large Point de Gaze roses. The design is quite pretty, with oval vignettes filled with small Point De Gaze rose florals and leaves surrounded by small three dimensional leaf designs.The scalloped edges have large ornate three dimensional roses. Measuring apprx.42 by 6 1/4" wide, the other measures apprx. 44 by 6 1/4" wide. The lace has it's original cream patina, seems unused and is in good condition. (Item # AL654)
CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE FLOUNCE #2. A very ornate Brussels Point De Gaze flounce measuring apprx. 101 " by 10" wide, 256.4 cm by 25.4 centimeters. The ground is embellished throughout with beautiful floral sprays,Needle lace fillings, roses and leaves with scattered Point De Esprit throughout. In very good strong condition, with original cream patina, a few tiny scattered openings at top where it was attached, minor.Please see the other listings with the same design, this is part of a 10 yard overall length of Brussel lace.This lace matches AL644 and AL652. (Item #AL653)
CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE #1. A very ornate Brussels Point De Gaze flounce measuring apprx. 123 " by 10" wide, 312.42 cm by 25.4 centimeters. The ground is embellished throughout with beautiful floral sprays,Needle lace fillings, roses and leaves with scattered Point De Esprit throughout. In very good strong condition, with original cream patina, a few tiny scattered openings at top where it was attached, minor.Please see the other listings with the same design, this is part of a 10 yard overall length of Brussel lace.This lace matches AL644 and AL.653. (Item #AL652).
RARE AND BEAUTIFUL 19THC.BRUSSELS DUCHESSE SKIRT.The design and lace workmanship on this Brussels Duchesse skirt are truly remarkable! This skirt "sings" so to speak with a grand exuberant design that has elaborate scrollwork, gorgeous floral and leaf decorations and with a massive amount of undulating flowers,vines and leaves. I do not believe this was ever used, as the condition is so good.It certainly would have cost a fortune even to have it made during that era. I believe the designer must have been someone every important as one rarely comes across such a grand design. Measuring apprx. almost 36" around waist,44-45" long, 62" for train, and circumference is apprx 220 inches or more. This was probably made and never used, condition is very good, a few tiny brides near edge need reattaching, totally minor.The thread used on the skirt is very light, one can only be in awe of the designer and workmanship. (Item #AL651)
CIRCA 19THC. ELEGANT FLORAL BRUSSELS LACE WEDDING VEIL.A very beautiful Brussels lace wedding veil that came from a very good collection . The veil has it's original cream patina and seems as if it was never used. Measuring apprx. almost 80", centimeters 203.2cm.. There is a deep floral, vine and leaf design in each corner that measures apprx.19" and then a wide 6" border all around of florals and the veil is scattered throughout with pretty florets. In amazing mint condition, a few scattered storage spots that just need some spot treatment. If a bride wants a white veil, then very hot water soak and suds will bring this up white. Lace was always dipped in a tea infusion to color as harsh dyes were not used and brides during that time mainly wore cream gowns for their weddings. (Item #AL650)
CIRCA 1892,WORTH EVENING DRESS W/RECONSTRUCTED BODICE. Circa 1982 a one piece ivory silk satin brocade dress with orange, yellow and green roses with additional knotted silk chiffon and pearl beads.This Worth gown also has a separate bodice with lacings.At the bottom of the gown there are hem ruffles and there is a stiff ruffled lining inside the skirt.This is a reconstructed gown that was part of a museum deaccession of clothing.There is a Worth Petersham label on the inside of the bodice. There is a separate bag with chiffon and pearls and some cap sleeves. the silk itself is in good strong condition, the plain cream top has some shattering. It might be best to remove that part . It would be nice for someone to restore the gown. (Item #ALC61)
CIRCA 1890-1900,MAGNIFICENT FRENCH COUTURE "A.FELIX BREVETE" EVENING GOWN.A lavish two piece ensemble by Felix Brevite. The bodice and skirt are composed of velvet with cream satin all down the front of bodice and also on the skirt.The ensemble is embellished with ornate decorative designs ,jet beading and silver sequins with hand silk embroidery around all the decorations. The bouffant puffed sleeves have matching decorations , the opening at the center is filled with cream silk chiffon. The inner bodice has a lilac lining and stays.There are numerous lilac silk ribbons, the two at front on the bodice have wonderful tassels with beads on the edges. A gorgeous ensemble for display. The cream silk parts have damage , perhaps a good restorer could repair by replacing the silk or just use the gown for display .There is wear on some of the ribbons , the velvet is strong and in good condition. So work is needed ,it would be nice if it could be restored but it certainly would take someone with skill and knowledge and dedication. (Item #ALC60)