RARE BURANO LACE SKIRT FRONT W/MATCHING CUFFS. A rare set of handmade Burano lace consisting of a dress front and matching cuffs. The lace has it's original cream patina and has a ornate border around the dress front with smaller florets scattered throughout the lace. there is a lovely pair of matching cuffs. Measuring approx.37 1/2" by 36" across the bottom, 18" across the top. In mainly very good strong condition, there are four repairs on the skirt and scattered small openings on the cuffs that need to be seen to. The set is quite rare.
Item # AL804
CIRCA 1860's. SUPERB BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE BORDER. A wonderful Brussels Point De Gaze border with a very ornate design. There are beautiful roses with raised three dimensional petals, very fine scrollwork, loads of florals and fine tiny needle fillings in the design. A good ornate piece like this always had handmade ground..a work of art in itself. A nice long piece, measuring approx.36" by 6 1/2" wide.In very good condition, a few minor openings, mainly on heading and a small minor age spot.The lace has it's original cream patina
CIRCA 1860's, BEAUTIFUL BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE BORDER. Excellent both in design and workmanship. Measuring approx. 16" by almost 6 1/2" wide.There are superb needlelace fillings, large roses with raised petals on this lovely example. In good condition, has a bit of attached edging on one end that just needs to be removed. A really fine piece, small but beautiful work. The lace has it's original cream patina.
CIRCA 1900's, MAGNIFICENT APPENZELL WHITEWORK EMBROIDERED CUSHION COVER.Quite a beautiful scene on this outstanding Appenzell lawn bolster cover. There is a large oval central scene with a lady at the front of the scene pulling a sled that has a child in it and also a lady assisting at the back.A playful dog runs along the side and a bird hovers over the top of the scene . The landscaped scene also include florals and on each side smaller ovals containing musical instruments.Throuhgout the cover there are lavish wreaths, floral swags over the amazing tiny grid worked drawnwork. There is a cherub architectural feature at the top of the large central oval.A exuberant and playful scene that is a superb example of the very best Appenzell work.When I look at Appenzell work like this. I find it truly astonishing that it could have been done by hand.I cannot imagine there is anyone today who could produce such exceptional work as this must have taken ages to create. and the most adept embroiderer. Mind you, there could be that exceptional person today... who perhaps could create such fine work.Measuring approx.35" by 17" wide. There are two repairs at the top edges.I will send pictures. the cover is in good strong condition. needs to be laundered.The pictures have come up lighter but the case has it's original patina.Museum worthy, this is Appenzell work at it's very best.