CIRCA 1860's, MAGNIFICENT BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE SHAWL









CIRCA 1860's, MAGNIFICENT BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE SHAWL. A stunning Brussels Point De Gaze lace shawl with not only a luxurious and ornate design but also has the most superb workmanship. The needlelace fills almost the entire shawl and has a droschel net ground.The design is so profuse with roses and flowers  scrollwork, needle lace fillings and Point D'Esprit. There are well over fifty roses with raised three dimensional petals and also more than seventy-seven roses and flowers with raised cordonet. There are lovely shaped large vignettes on each end filled with the finest needle point fillings with meandering vines and elegant leaves throughout the entire shawl. The shawl has elaborate scrollwork near all the edges that are also filled with assorted tiny needle lace designs. Measuring approx. 86" long by 16" wide, 219cm by 40-41cm. This shawl seems unused or rarely used and has been in storage so the item has it's original patina as it has never been laundered. Items like these were usually acquired on the Grand Tours that were made by the wealthy and aristocratic families around the world who travelled through Europe acquiring Couture gowns, lace etc.There were also a select group of lace shops in the U.S that imported the very best lace from France and Belgium There are a few scattered tiny openings that are minor and some age storage stains, also minor. This shawl in in very good strong condition. A wonderful piece for the Brussels lace collector.

Item # AL1025
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EXQUISITE LACE REFECTORY TABLE RUNNER W/"PAOLO VERONESE" DESIGN," L'INDUSTRIE"










EXQUISITE LACE REFECTORY TABLE RUNNER W/"PAOLO VERONESE"  DESIGN,"L'INDUSTRIE". Circa 19thC. this is a stunning long refectory table runner with the most  rare and wonderful wonderful design. The famous 16THC. painter Paolo Veronese was a Renaissance painter who created elaborate art and was one of the most famous Venetian painters, he was a prolific painter of ceiling creations and altar pieces throughout Venice. The painting is in the Doge's Palace in Venice and depicts the allegory of Arachne.The workmanship is of course superb and the design of this piece is so rare that it is a wonderful piece for the serious collector or for a museum.. There is Arachne or in the end Athena spinning a web, ornate plinths  with various assorted tiny designed fillings, and statues of Gods and Goddesses, gargoyles, cherubs and mermaids or mythological figures, flowers, fruit and scrollwork throughout the lace.Measuring approx. 104" by 11 1/2", 264cm by 29cm.  The image where Arachne is measures approx. 12 1/2" by 8" for the large oval vignettes with the oval vignette containing the cherubs measuring approx.  12 1/2" by 10" across. There are wonderful large urns and ornate scrollwork throughout the lace. The design and workmanship are marvelous.In good unused condition, the lace has it's original patina and was never used. 

In Book Six of his epic poem Metamorphoses, Ovid recounts how the talented mortal Arachne, daughter of Idmon, challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, to a weaving contest. When Athena could find no flaws in the tapestry Arachne had woven for the contest, the goddess became enraged and beat the girl with her shuttle. After Arachne hanged herself out of shame, she was transformed into a spider. The myth both provides an aetiology of spiders' web-spinning abilities and is a cautionary tale warning mortals not to place themselves on an equal level with the gods. 

Item #AL1024
Private collection
 

CIRCA 1800, MAN'S ANTIQUE SHIRT W/PROVENANCE






CIRCA 1800, MAN'S ANTIQUE SHIRT W/PROVENANCE. Circa 1800's, a gentleman's antique shirt with high collar and jabot front that has come from a important estate in Boston that we acquired recently. The genealogy of the family dates back to the early 1700's. The family was considered part of the Boston Brahmins.The Boston Brahmans were descendants of the early English colonists and were elite members of Boston society and part of the enlightened aristocracy, they were wealthy but also were expected to have considerable virtues and character traits. They were very influential in the development of culture and many institutions including Harvard. We will include provenance of course with the sale.The owner was a Colonel during the period of the Civil War. There is a name on the edge of the shirt and also the date 1864 but apparently I was told by an expert who works with museums that the shirt style dates closer to the early part of the 1800's.We have-not laundered the shirt, there are natural age stains on the sleeves that will come up once laundered. There are a couple of openings in the jabot, <the linen is finer on this part> and on the edge of the shirt there is a loss where the name and date are. The shirt is in very good,strong condition.

Item # EI66
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CIRCA 18THC. ELABORATE CAVENDISH SHOE BUCKLES W/PROVENANCE







CIRCA 18THC. ELABORATE CAVENDISH SHOE BUCKLES W/PROVENANCE. A sumptuous pair of Georgina era Cavendish ladies shoe buckles with large stones and a ornate design. The buckles came from a important estate in Boston that dates back to the early 1700's. The family was part of the Boston Brahmins.The Boston Brahmans were considered  part of the enlightened aristocracy, they were wealthy but also were expected to have considerable virtues and character traits. I have a full provenance of the family lineage and this will be given to the buyer. The buckles have are intricate and ornate. They excel not only in workmanship but also in design. There are two missing stones, otherwise in very good condition.

Item # EI65
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EARLY ANTIQUE FRENCH SILK BROCADE CHAUSUBLE






EARLY ANTIQUE FRENCH SILK BROCADE CHAUSUBLE

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Item # AT59

 

CIRCA 1900, LOVELY CREAM WATERED SILK PANEL W/ROSES AND BOWS






CIRCA 1900, LOVELY CREAM WATERED SILK PANEL W/ROSES
 
Item #AT58

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CIRCA 19THC.LARGE LUMINOUS SILK SHAPED COPE





CIRCA 19THC. LARGE LUMINOUS SILK SHAPED COPE.A beautiful luminous silk was used on this cope. Measuring approx. 107" by almost 55" at the widest part, the cope is lined and there is a gold metallic braid. The silk is in very good strong condition, there is one spot on the bottom, th wine relining has a few holes.The outer silk is in very good condition.It seems as if it was rarely used.

Item #AT57

 

LOVELY LADIES EDWARDIAN ERA LAWN DRESS W/LACE,BRODERIE ANGLAIS







LOVELY LADIES EDWARDIAN ERA DRESS W/LACE, BRODERIE ANGLAIS

Item #AC106

 

LAVISH LADIES EDWARDIAN LAWN GOWN W/VALENCIENNE LACE,ROSETTES







LAVISH LADIES EDWARDIAN LAWN GOWN W/VALENCIENNE LACE,ROSETTES

Item #AC105

 

CIRCA 1880-1900, SUPERB LADIES LAWN TEA DRESS W/VALENCIENNE LACE







CIRCA 1880-1900, SUPER LADIES LAWN TEA DRESS W/VALENCIENNE LACE

Item #AC104