CIRCA 18THC.RARE DRESDEN LACE APRON W/MATCHING KERCHIEF.Circa mid 1700's, a rare matching Dresden lace apron front and matching kerchief.The finest and lightest muslin is embroidered with fine whitework flowers and leaves with meandering vines , flowers and leaves all along the kerchief and apron edge. The apron front also has scattered small florets throughout the design.A elegant symmetry in the naturalistic design and quite beautiful both in design and in the exceptional workmanship .In mainly very good condition for it's age but it does have some small repairs done in their time on apron and a few small openingsand a few tiny age or rust spots. The repairs were done at a early date and are quite fine. Measuring apprx.36 " long for the apron, 49" across for kerchief ,22" at widest part.It is quite rare to find a matching early set like this.A nice item for the early collector.
CIRCA 1900, LUMINOUS TRAINED SILK AND LACE WEDDING GOWN,SHOES. A lovely shimmering cream wedding dress with matching silk cream shoes. A gorgeous ensemble with a beautiful design and lovely large ribbon rosettes and trailing ribbons with a voluminous pretty skirt. There are three layers on the skirt ,there is lovely silk chiffon organdy ,silk and under that a heavier muslin with pleated edges and ribbons.The bodice measures apprx. 16 across chest,24 inches around the waist.The skirt measures apprx.22-24 inches around waist, 48-50 inches down the front , the back measures apprx. 65".The shoes measure apprx. 9 1/2". The ensemble is in very good condition overall and displays beautifully.There is some shattering on inner silk and a few reattachments needed on pleated area.There is damage on the edge of the train and a area that is missing the pleated edge, inner stiffer muslin has age related stains and there is damage on the inner silk.I dont think these need to be replaces as they are not apparent when gown is on display.Overall,very good strong condition.. The shoes are in very good condition, a couple of scuff marks. This ensemble was worn once. It was donated to a museum at some point in time and so was kept quite well.The silk is quite luminous. This a a beautiful ethereal ensemble,one can only imagine this bride looked absolutely stunning.
CIRCA 1830's,LADIES LILAC-GREYSILK CHANGEANTE DRESS W/PLEATED SLEEVES. A lovely lilac; grey ladies changeable silk dress with piped seams, pleated edging and curved sleeves.Measuring apprx. 55 inches long. The gown has come from a museum deaccession and is in overall very good strong condition. There are two opening's in the silk,slight stain under arm that is basically minor and some wear on the back waist band.Overall all minor in comparison to the good condition of this dress. A lovely early gown!
CIRCA 1880-1900's,OPULANT MILANESE PANEL/BEDSPREAD W/FIGURES,FLORAL BASKETS. A lovely large handmade Bobbin and Needle lace Milanese bedspread or panel with ornate scrollwork and a central large needle lace vignette with a lady . There are eight large oval and round vignettes with pretty needle lace baskets with flowers and ribbons in the design. There is also a wide band of needle lace surrounding the outer part of the panel that connects the vignettes in the design. Measuring apprx. 103-105 " by 72" wide.This item would also make a wonderful wall panel if lined with silk at the back. In very good strong condition, seems unused.
CIRCA 19THC. SUPERB BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE SHAWL W/ROSES. A beautiful Brussels Point De Gaze lace shawl measuring apprx. 102" by 19-20" wide. A wonderful design, the ground on this lace is handmade and almost entirely covered with the design. There are large three dimensional roses measuring almost 3" , the ornate raised petals are superb. There are large floral bouquets, meandering vines, fine scrollwork with tiny needle lace fillings and scattered Point de Esprit throughout the lace. There are more than 80 roses with raised petals and there are also other flowers and tulips with raised three dimensional petals. A stunning design and excellent fine workmanship on this shawl.In mainly very good strong condition, there are a few small repairs but because the shawl has such a ornate full design, they tend to blend in. The shawl has it's original cream color.
RARE 19THC.BRUSSELS FINE BRUGE BOBBIN TRIANGULAR LACE SHAWL. A rare Brussels bobbin lace triangular shawl measuring apprx. 112" by 62" at widest part, centimeters 284.48 cm by 157.48 cm. The design is extremely ornate with large florals, meandering vines and elongated flowers with scrollwork throughout the shawl. The workmanship is fine and the thread is delicate and has a lovely light weight to it. The shawl has it's original patina , this was not washed and so retains it's original color.In very good strong condition, there might be a few minor openings, but I have not see them. A rare and beautiful Brussels lace item.
(Item #657) SOLD