EXQUISITE 135" LACE BANQUET TABLECLOTH W/MONOGRAM, ELABORATE BIRDS,FLORALS,NAPKINS. A gorgeous tablecloth! This cloth is such a testament to the very best skill of lacemakers and to the lace designers during the early part of the 1900's. Elaborate cloths like this were usually commissioned for very wealthy patrons as the level of workmanship is superb in every way and a cloth like this would have had the very best designer and lacemakers and would have taken a long time to complete. Measuring apprx. 134-135" by 75-76" wide, 342.9cm by almost 190.5cm.There are two ornate large oval shields with beautifully scripted monograms on each end and a elaborate center with lovebirds on either side the center.Throughout the cloth there are meandering large florals, undulating vines and large lovely leaves surrounded by swags and bows. There are six large vignettes with assorted birds, lovebirds, a parrot, goose, peacock , eagle or swallow and a rooster. the birds have three dimensional work , the needle lace is quite amazing. There are 16 lapkins, eight with one design and eight with another similar design. They measure apprx. 26 by 12".This cloth was made for someone very special and it seems as if it was unused.In very good strong condition, perhaps a couple of openings but would be so minor.the cloth has it's original cream patina and certainly was never washed or used it seems. A really wonderful item for the serious collector of fine linens.Cloths like this are extremely rare, one will see no other matching one..in a sense a work of art for the connoisseur of lace and linen.
CIRCA 1900, SUPERB 128" LONG ELABORATE TAMBOUR LACE CURTAINS.
A wonderful pair of Tambour lace curtains measuring approx. 128" long by 45" wide for each panel.Circa 1880-1900. It is quite rare to find curtains like this from the turn of the century that are in such good condition. The design ir very ornate with lovely florals, meandering vines and leaves and scrollwork.There is one edge that had well done repair and a few small openings but more minor . The net is very strong and in good condition.
CIRCA 1880-1900, EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CANTON SILK SHAWL W/HEIROOM ROSES. Quite a stunning shawl! Excellent in design and superb workmanship on this Antique Canton silk shawl.The large beautiful heirloom roses ar surrounded by meandering vines, elegant leaves and lovely flowers. Measuring approx. 65" across silk with a additional macrame fringe that measures approx. almost 20". This is quite a grand early shawl and has a very good weight.In very good condition.
CIRCA 1860's, EXQUISITE BRUSSELS LACE TRIANGULAR SHAWL W/ROSES,IRIS,HYDRANGEAS. Beautiful and sublime and amazing workmanship on this exquisite Brussels lace triangular shawl. Measuring approx. 110" by 55" at the widest part, centimeters approx. 279.4cm and 139.7cm at widest part. The design is quite magnificent with large beautiful florals, with graceful Iris flowers, Point de Gaze roses, lovely Hydrangea and other florals. There are lovely flower swags throughout the lace and a wonderful assortment of graceful leaves in the design. This shawl is almost entirely covered by florals and scrollwork and is almost entirely embellished. The ground on this shawl is hand made , in a sense a testament to this luxurious shawl. The shawl seems only very rarely used and has it's original patina, there are a few tiny openings, absolutely minor. This is one of the most beautiful shawls I have come across of this type. This was designed by a meticulous artist.both in design and lace workmanship.
CIRCA 1860's, SUPERB BRUSSELS LACE FAN W/POINT DE GAZE ROSES. A wonderful large Brussels lace fan with three dimensional Point De Gaze roses in the design. The workmanship and design are quite superb. Measuring approx.14". the design is intricate and ornate ,the fan has luminous Mother of Pearl guardsticks and what seems like the original tassel on the bottom ring. The lace has it's original cream patina . In very good strong condition, this seems as if it was rarely used.
CIRCA 19THC. ORNATE LARGE BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE TRIANGULAR SHAWL.Circa late 1860's,a impressive and large Point De Gaze lace triangular shawl measuring approx.96-97 inches across the top part and 55 inches at the widest part.Centimeters 246.38cm by 139.7cm. The design is quite ornate with large floral bouquets and elaborate florals, leaves and scrollwork with scattered Point de Esprit. The design covers practically all of the net ground.The shawl is in mainly good strong condition, the lace itself is very strong..but there are some areas of damage.The bottom of the shawl has a 6" missing part, this could have some Brussels lace added to it so that if done well it would not be so apparent as the shawl is quite voluminous..There is one other 3" area.There are three areas that must have had damage so Brussels lace was inserted.They measure approx.2" by 4", 6" by ^" and 5" by 4".There are a few seams .My thoughts is that since the shawl is in such good condition otherwise, perhaps someone skilled could easily correct issues. It would be nice if this could be kept as a shawl , if not I guess a dress designer could use in some way.