CIRCA 1800's,EXQUISITE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE WITH GARDEN TOOLS,FLORALS. This Brussels Point de Gaze lace has one of the most unusual designs I have ever seen. First, the workmanship is superb, I can say that the pictures do not do this piece justice. It is so much more beautiful. The design is so profuse and elaborate and has a lovely garden theme. There are architectural trellis designs, oval vignettes filled with a sheaf of wheat, a rake, trowel and a scythe. Throughout the lace there are floral garlands, gorgeous floral sprays, bows, lilies of the valley, tulips and other flowers. The lace being so grand and unusual and with such a high level of lacework would have only been done on a hand made ground.This ground has scattered Point De Esprit on the few empty areas of the lace. Measuring approx. 25" by 10" wide,63.5cm by 25.4cm .There is one join near one edge, otherwise in very good condition. The lace has it's original patina and seems unused or certainly rarely used.
CIRCA 19THC. AMAZING 192", 487cm BORDER OF BINCHE LACE. A rare unused border of Binche lace measuring approx. 192 " by 2 1/2" wide, 487.68 cm by 6.35 cm. Interesting joyful lace with little cartouche designs that are quite quirky. The lace has a amazing amount of tiny detailed work. It is hard to believe that someone could do such detailed work, the tread is extremely fine. Unused and part of a museum deaccession of lace with a original label,"Made in Belgium" The lace has it's original patina and is in good condition. A wonderful piece for the collector.
CIRCA 1880-1900,LONG REFECTORY TABLE RUNNER W/FIGURALS,BIRDS,ANIMALS. A wonderful long refectory hand made lace table runner measuring approx. 144" by 11" , 365.76cm by 27.94 cm. A amazing amount of workmanship on this runner , with figurals and assorted birds and animals worked in the meandering vines. there are approx. 30 assorted figurals and animals. The runner has never been used and come from a fine estate, these were purchased during trips to Italy in the 1900's. The runner has it's original cream patina and has never been used.In good unused condition.
CIRCA 1900's, TWO ORNATE BOBBIN LACE PLACEMATS. Two fine hand made lace placemats or table center with undulating vines, florals, animals and birds. measuring approx. 16" by 11", 40.64cm by 27.94 cm. In very good condition, never used.
CIRCA 1900's,FINE CANTU LACE TABLE CENTERS/PLACEMATS. Two Cantu lace placemats or table centers measuring approx. 16" by 11' , 40.64 cm by 27.94cm. The design has large birds on each end and two smaller birds in the ornate scrollwork vine designs. The items have never been used and have their original patina. In good condition.
CIRCA 1900's, ITALIAN HAND MADE LACE TABLE RUNNER WITH BIRDS,ANIMALS. A lovely unused hand made lace table runner measuring approx.25 " by 10 1/2" , 63.5 cm by 26.76 cm.In good unused condition, the runner has it's original patina and was never washed.
Item #ALP 63
CIRCa 1800, LOVELY LONG BORDER OF MECHLIN LACE. A fine Mechlin lace border with pretty sprig and floral motif. Measuring approx. 134 " by 2 3/4" wide, 340.36cm by 6.22cm. In very good condition with original cream patina, one hole near edge, one tiny repair and small age spot. This lace seems unused and was part of a very good deaccession of lace.
CIRCA 1800's, FINE MECHLIN LACE BORDER.A very pretty Mechlin lace border measuring approx.69" by 2 1/2", 175.26 cm by 6.35 cm.The lace has a wonderful delicate design with pretty scattered floral sprigs throughout the lace. The lace seems unused and has it's original label where it was sold in New York. B. Altman was one of the finest stores in New York, quite grand and beautiful, wonderful laces were sold there during the 19THC.
CIRCA 19THC. LONG BOBBIN LACE BORDER. A long hand made bobbin lace border measuring approx. 124" by 1 3/4", 314.96cm by 3.6 83cm. in very good condition, the lace seems rarely used.
ELABORATE VALENCIENNE LACE HANDKERCHIEF. A lovely fine lawn handkerchief with Valencienne lace insertions and edging. The lawn has tiny whitework embroidered floral design. Measuring almost 12 inches. the handkerchief was part of a very good museum deaccession and is in wonderful unused good condition and has it's original cream patina.
CIRCA 1900, LAWN AND VALENCIENNE LACE HANDKERCHIEF. A sweet lawn and Valencienne lace handkerchief measuring approx. 9". In unused very good condition, a couple of tiny age spots. The handkerchief has it's original cream patina.