CIRCA 19THC.MAJESTIC POINT DE VENICE,CANTU LACE BANQUET TABLECLOTH. Quite a stunning tablecloth! It is rare to find the combination of Venetian Gros Point and Cantu lace in a tablecloth This wonderful banquet tablecloth measures approx. 180 by 70 inches. Both in design and workmanship this cloth excels! Besides the usual elaborate scrollwork throughout the cloth, there are large ornate vignettes filled with needle lace.There are large scale mythological mermaids with superb raised three dimensional scales on the edge of each corner holding aloft classical urns or vases overflowing with fruit and flowers.The center of the cloth has a wide shaped long border of Venetian lace with raised Gros Point work.There are over ninety or more assorted birds and animals , all with detailed three dimensional work, lovely raised wings , and great detailed workmanship on all the images. .The needle lace has gentle meandering vines and florals , undulating vines with Poppies and other flowers throughout the design.In very good condition with good provenance and original patina. A sumptuous cloth in every respect, a excellent item for the serious lace and linen collector.
Item # ALT149
CIRCA 1900,EXQUISITE CANTU LACE TABLECLOTH W/MERMAIDS,FOUNTAINS,BIRDS,ANIMALS.
A beautiful Cantu lace banquet tablecloth measuring approx. 145-148" by 72". The cloth is quite remarkable as it has over one hundred figures, assorted animals and birds.The ornate Cantu lace scrollwork has numerous shaped vignettes with overflowing fountains , large scale birds with lovely three dimensional work. The central panel has meandering vines with four classical mythical winged mermaids or sirens. Most of the mermaids and birds have very fine raised three dimensional raised feathers and and cordonet work.The symbol of the mermaid was a common element in Italian antiques and are to be found in antique bronzes,furnitture and in many of the Cathedrals throughout Italy.They say the first mermaid image was found in Assyria in 1000 BC and was a symbol of transformation.They are also a symbol of beauty and love and of course throughout the ages they have been given different meanings in a multitude of traditions. The design and workmanship are quite superb. In very good condition.This is a wonderful tablecloth for the serious lace and linen collector.
Item #ALT 148
CIRCA 19THC.SUPERB REFECTORY TABLE RUNNER W/BIRDS,FIGURES. Circa late 1800's-1900's. A lovely handmade refectory table runner with more than sixty-five figures ,animals, and birds. Measuring approx. 89-90" by 25" wide . The design is quite superb and the workmanship is excellent. There are lovely fine undulating florals, vines and leaves throughout the runner and a assortment of birds ,some with three dimensional work. There are deer, dogs, geese and other animals in the design. The table runner has a finely worked decorative picot edge .In very good strong condition. A good item for the lace and linen collector.
Item #ALT 147
CIRCA 1900,WONDERFUL NEEDLE LACE COASTERS WITH LADIES IN PERIOD DRESS. Twelve very fine Needle lace coasters with very detailed images of ladies in period dress. Measuring approx. almost 6". The design and workmanship are excellent. the ladies costume has wonderful detailed work.The coasters seem unused and have their original cream patina.In very good condition, a few tiny minor openings.
IMPRESSIVE CANTU LACE REFECTORY TABLE RUNNER W/THREE DIMENSIONAL BIRDS. Superb Cantu lace table runner measuring approx. 110"by 11" wide.The workmanship and design are both excellent. There are 20 assorted birds, some with raised three dimensional work and raised outline cordonnet. The two large birds are quite beautiful and the proportion and design throughout the runner are impressive. In very good condition, the runner seems rarely used and has it's original patina.
Item # ALT146
CIRCA 1900,ORNATE NEEDLE LACE TABLECLOTH WITH CHERUBS,FLORALS.A beautiful cloth in every respect. The design is quite superb and lavish with large oval medallions on each end containing decorative vases overflowing with flowers.There is beautiful scrollwork throughout the cloth with a large ornate central large medallion surrounded by shaded leaves.The vignettes containing the cherubs have lavish scrollwork and florals around them.Measuring approx.37-38 inches. In good condition, item seems rarely used.
Item # ALT145
CIRCA 1920, FRENCH NORMANDY LACE TABLE RUNNER,PLACEMATS. A elegant French Normandy lace placemats set that seems as if it was never used. The Normandy lace work is superb with raised Fond De Bonet roses and other florals and there is very fine lace surrounding all the pieces. The oval table runner measures approx.56" by 17-18" wide.There are twelve placemats measuring approx.19" by 11" wide. the set has it's original cream patina. A good example of very fine Normandy lace work.