RARE AND BEAUTIFUL 19THC. BRUSSELS DUCHESSE LACE SKIRT


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)

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CIRCA 19THC. ELEGANT FLORAL BRUSSELS LACE WEDDING VEIL






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/RECONSTRUSTED BODICE










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










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)


CIRCA 1890-1900,OPULENT " JEANNE HALLE" SILK AND LACE OPERA COAT








CIRCA 1890-1900,OPULENT "JEANNE HALLE" SILK AND LACE OPERA COAT

(Item #ALC59)

CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE SKIRT W/POINT DE GAZE ROSES







CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE SKIRT W/POINT DE GAZE ROSES. Quite a lovely Brussels lace skirt! The design is ornate and sublime, with undulating vines, florals and leaves  and scrollwork throughout. There are fine Point De Gaze roses in the lace and the lace is scattered throughout with Point De Esprit.Measuring apprx. 27" around the waist, 42" at front and apprx 43-45" at the back.The top layer of lace falls gently over the bottom ruffle and combined with the cream lining ,the skirt is quite voluminous. The circumference at the bottom of the skirt measures apprx. more than 135". The waistband and lining might have been added at a later dater or it might have been original. One could easily create a beautiful wedding dress or even wear it as is.The skirt is quite beautiful. In very good strong condition, I see only one spot on top of waistband, absolutely minor.(Item#AL649)



CIRCA 1890-1900,VIBRANT FLORAL CANTON SILK SHAWL/MANTILLA







CIRCA 1890-1900,VIBRANT FLORAL SILK SHAWL/MANTILLA. A lovely large Canton hand embroidered silk shawl with a superb design an color scheme. There are large heirloom cabbage roses with fine elegant vines,leaves and other flowers. Measuring apprx. 65" with additional silk Macrame fringe measuring apprx. 17".In very good strong condition, a few scattered small spots from storage, minor. This shawl seems rarely used.The hand embroidery is extremely fine.  ( Item #AS81)





CIRCA 1870's,ETHEREAL 183" by 26" BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE







CIRCA 1870's,ETHEREAL BRUSSELS LACE FLOUNCE.A beautiful fine cream unused Brussels lace flounce measuring apprx. 183 by 26 inches or 464.82 cm by 66.04 cm. The lace has never been used so it retains that lovely soft cream patina. The design and workmanship are very good.The lace has large floral swag wreaths and between that large floral sprays with meandering vines and leaves and scattered Point De Esprit throughout the lace. A wonderful length and width and a very beautiful design.In good unused condition. (Item#AL648)