MAGNIFICENT AND ORNATE BURANO LACE BANQUET TABLECLOTH W/GRYPHONS,CHERUBS,FIGURES. A magnificent tablecloth in every respect!The design is outstanding on this truly grand Burano lace banquet tablecloth with a lavish and profuse design,the meandering scrollwork and wonderful vignettes are filled with figurals in period dress. The design is so exuberant, there are classical vases overflowing with florals, numerous birds and ornamental gryphons, mythological animals,lions,cherubs playing musical instruments. The center of the cloth has a large 20" central vignette filled with playful and cavorting cherubs with ribbons and flower swags and around that design there are figural mermaids or mastheads, winged mythological birds, winged lions and other animals.There are then large classical elegant vases overflowing with flowers and on either side of the central design there are two large 22" long shaped vignettes containing courting couples in pastoral gardens. Measuring apprx. 252" by 62" wide.In centimeters aprx. 640.08 cm by 157.48 cm.The workmanship on this tablecloth is quite outstanding.In very good strong condition, seems rarely used, a few spots,absolutely minor.This cloth came from a very good estate in New York.A item for the serious lace collector or for museum collection. (Item#ALT120)
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CIRCA 17THC/ EXQUISITE AND RARE POINT DE FRANCE LACE FLOUNCE. A magnificent flounce of Point de France. The lace has a superb design and of course has the finest workmanship. This lace came from a superb collection of laces and linens that were part of a long held New York estate. Point De France Needlepoint lace began during the period 1665 and was made until the beginning of the 18THC.This lace came under Royal patronage and Colbert, the King's minister was in charge of introducing this lace so that French people would be encouraged to buy this lace as opposed to buying foreign lace. Measuring apprx. 120" or 4.72 yards by 22" wide. Measurement in centimeters is 431.8 cm by 55.88cm . This lace has been preserved in near mint condition, perhaps a few minor openings but mainly very good strong condition. A beautiful lace flounce for the discerning collector or for museum.Item#AL628
CIRCA 17THC.SUPERB BAROQUE VENETIAN GROS POINT LACE FLOUNCE.A noble lace, Venetian Gros Point was made during the 17THC and was renowned for it's rich bold designs,the lace had beautiful scrolling vines and stems with ornate large flowers and superb relief work.A wonderful ornate flounce measuring approximately 142 by 10 inches wide, 355.6cm by 25.4cm.The design is opulent on this wonderful flounce. There are some openings,but overall preserved in acid free tissue and stored away for many years. The lace is part of collection that comes from a prominent New York estate deaccession .
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CIRCA 17THC. VENETIAN AND POINT DE FRANCE LACE TABLE RUNNER. There are very fine long borders of Point De France and early Venetian lace in the design on this table runner. The lace was preserved into a table runner probably at a later date and was backed with a blue silk lining. The Point De France has it's original metal tag, the design is superb and there is meticulous workmanship on this lace. The Venetian lace has fine relief work, lovely Picot brides and assortment of interesting fillings on the elaborate florals and vines. Measuring apprx.89 by 20 inches wide. There is so much fine lace in this piece. In very good strong condition.Part of a important collector's New York deaccession of fine lace and linens.This item also has a French and Company tag, the company were major importers of fine antiques and textiles during the early 1900's. Item#AL625
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