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.
CIRCA 1900, LAVISH APPENZELL EMBROIDERED CUSHION COVER.A absolutely stunning Appenzell whitework embroidered lawn boltster case with a wide Valencienne lace on each edge. Only a master embroiderer could have accomplished such a amazing piece of Appenzell embroidery. This is one of the very best items I have come across in whitework embroidery as the tiny workmanship is splendid. There is a central large oval containing a King and Queen or some other member of royalty inside the most magnificent castle or church.There is detailed latticework on the windows, and the lush and rich embroidery on the columns and and intricate work in the architecture is exceptional. There are exuberant floral swags, a harp, tiny florets , splendid scrollwork and floral swags around the oval vignette. On each corner there is a fine shaped design with a cherub's face at the center and around the edge of the lawn bolster is a wide border of Valencienne lace. This is a exceptional item, worthy of a museum collection or for the very serious collector. Images of this type of work can never truly show how splendid a piece like this is, it has to be seen to appreciate all the fine detailed work. Measuring approx.27" by 12 1/2".There are two sublime repairs that can have only be done by the very best lacemaker, one measures approx.1 1/2", the other 1/2"near edge of ornate oval, my thoughts even this does not detract from this superb pieces it has been done so well it just blends in.One small spot, otherwise in very good strong condition. the lace has it's original patina.
CIRCA 1900, LOVELY "ART NOUVEAU" ERA APPENZELL CUSHION COVER. A beautiful Art Nouveau era Appenzell cushion cover in every respect. The wonderful scene itself is quite a work of art and almost defies belief someone could have created such tiny detailed work. The lady has elaborate decorations on her classical dress and sits on a terrace working on a floral wreath.There are ornate balustrades on the terrace and she seems to be surrounded by a lovely detailed portico and hanging floral vines. The detailed work is quite astonishing, her hair, the pearl necklace ,her dress and basically all the whitework is truly just a work of art. One wonders how it was possible to create such a fine piece.This item came from a collection of lace that belonged to a lady with a superb collection.Please see the other Appenzell pieces we are listing..The surrounding border has that wonderful Art Nouveau flowing design with floral swags connecting the ornate edges.The back of the case has tiny Mother Of Pearl buttons.There are a few repairs done on the edging, so fine, they could only have been done by a masterful lace maker, otherwise in good strong condition. The item has it's original patina.
Item # AL796
CIRCA 1900's, SUPERB APPENZELL WHITEWORK CUSHION COVER. The Appenzell whitework embroidery on this cushion cover is absolutely superb. I can say that the pictures do not do justice to the tiny whitework embroidery that fills the front of the cushion cover. This is one of those items that is even more beautiful when seen. This item came from a rare and very good collection of Appenzell work. All the lace connected with this estate was of the highest order.The lady had the most discerning eye and was a true collector of lace.The ornate large basket is a sight to behold, first, it overflows with roses and flowers which cascade over the edges of the basket.The basket itself has a trellis design and is flanked by floral swags.There are three ornate lovebirds under this design and elaborate undulating scrollwork and flower swags.The top part has lush floral wreaths , floral swags and ribbons.The cushion is surround by Point de Paris lace. It is stunning piece!Measuring approx. 15" with additional 2 1/4" for edging lace.The back of the lawn has a opening with tiny Mother Of Pearl buttons. In very good condition, a few tiny spots. The item has not been laundered and so has it's original cream patina.
CIRCA 1750's, SUPERB ARGENTAN LACE BORDER.A very beautiful border of Argentan needle lace.In the eighteenth century Argentan lace was considered to be a "winter lace" by the ladies in society at that time. The lace was considered to look extremely attractive on the heavier material used for women's clothes during the winter months. This border of Argentan lace has light thread and has a wonderful graceful design of what seems like a central floral design and then on each side a mirror design of undulating flowers or vines.The tiny work is is more difficult to photograph!The fine Argentan hexagonal ground is quite amazing and the detailed needle lace work is truly beautiful on the florals or swaying trees?. There is of course the raised cordonnet which is itself quite marvelous. Measuring approx.33" by almost 3"wide. A fine and rare lace with the central formal design and 5 floral trees? or vines facing each other. In very good condition. The lace has it's original cream patina.
Item # AL794
CIRCA 1760's, ELEGANT ARGENTAN LACE BORDER. A lovely fine border of Argentan lace measuring approx. 28" by almost 3" wide. A elegant design within larger florals scattered throughout the top border and delicate flowers all along the edge. In good strong condition with the original cream patina. A beautiful border.
Item # AL793
CIRCA 18THC. FINE ARGENTAN LACE BORDER. I just lover the flower sprays on this lovely Argentan lace border. At first I thought it might have been cut at the top but perhaps it was just going to have heading added at some point. A incredible amount of fine work from the hand made ground to superb raised cordonnet and fillings on the florals and edges. A lovely design and excellent workmanship. Measuring approx.45" by 2" wide.In good strong condition, one small opening. lace has it's original cream patina. A truly lovely lace!
Item # AL792