CIRCA 1890-1900, MAGNIFICENT SILK CANTON EMBROIDERED SHAWL. I think this is one of the most beautiful shawls I have come across. The cream silk thread used is luminous!! Circa 1890-1900, this hand embroidered shawl has everything, perfect workmanship and a truly wonderful design. The blue-turquoise silk is superb and the combination of the hand embroidery with the finest cream silk thread is quite wonderful.The scale of the large heirloom cabbage roses at the center of the shawl, the elegant floral swags around the edges and the deep glistening Macrame silk fringe all around the edges ,all this is perfection. Measuring approx.64-65" with additional 27-28" for Macrame fringe. A few small minor spots,MINOR, this shawl was rarely used and is in very good strong condition.
CIRCA 1760's, EXQUISITE AND LUMINOUS SILK SPITAFIELDS SILK BROCADE PANELS. Absolutely my favorite items, I truly love Spitafields silk brocades. The silks from Spitafields shines and is truly luminous. The designs were always so very elegant and refined. The French Huguenot silk weavers of Spitafields in London came to England feeling persecution because they were French protestants.They came in their thousands and it is said that the word "refugee" truly came into the English vocabulary. Not only do I love the silk which must have been divine and so beautiful in candlelight that was used in the times, but the designs are truly exceptional. Many of the clothing was made for the aristocracy and the Court, beautiful silk dresses, waistcoats, elaborate hangings etc.There are five pieces in this lot ,the measurement for length are 44",37",36"21" and 20". At one time these parts were probably part of a gown. Perfect for the early silk collector. In good strong condition.
Item # AT52
CIRCA 1910-1920,OPULENT LADIES NET DRESS W/RAISED SATIN STITCH EMBROIDERY. A beautiful example of these lovely net lace dresses that were so popular during the early 1900's. This dress has the most lavish design, there are large raised satin stitch whitework embroidery throughout the dress with insertions of Filet lace. This dress stands out because ether is so much more embroidery. The dress I think could even be worn either way. There is a small opening at top with a small button at the back...what I like best is of course the level of workmanship and design but also that there are fine net ruched flounces at the back and sides which would have given the lady of the times much more ability to dance etc. Excellent in design and workmanship.A few minor openings but mainly there is so much work here, that I consider the dress in very good strong condition. A beautiful dress to wear or for the collector.
Item # ALC99
CIRCA 1900's, WONDERFUL LADIES TEA DRESS W/WHITEWORK,VALENCIENNE LACE.A wonderful frothy ladies lawn dress with a lavish design of large raised satin stick embroidery and Valencienne lace. The design is perfect and the workmanship is excellent. Love the whitework embroidery!! A superb dress and I think very wearable. The dres has numerous insertions of Valencienne lace and had lovely pin tucking throughout the design. Good condition.
Item # ALC98
CIRCA 1900, STUNNING LADIES LAWN GOWN W/VALENCIENNE LACE. This is such a lavish gown..beautiful in design and also excellent workmanship. The combination of laces, satin stitch embroidery and Valencienne lace make this gown a true gem. if I had to give it a score..it would most definitely hit the number 10 button... so a dress that is really rarely found. It must have been a wonderful sight to see the lady during the times to appear with this dress. for it is quite a opulent dress in every sense. A beautiful item for the collector or to wear.
Item # ALC97
CIRCA 1900's, RARE LARGE SILK CHENILLE,METALLIC BASKET W/LOVELY FLORALS. In 45 years I don't think I have ever seen such a large piece! The large motif is made with silk Chenille and Metallic embroidery. The design has a wonderful ornate basket overflowing with vines and florals. All of the flowers and leaves have silk shaded embroidery. Probably made in France during the early part of 1900.Measuring approx. 34" deep by approx. 22' or more across .Once it is spread out possibly more inches will be added. This was never used and was on it's original card. We had to remove because the paper had cracked due to age, we unpicked the loose threads that attached the piece to the card. This would be wonderful.. on a gorgeous lace or silk bedspread, framed, large continental pillow etc etc. A wonderful item for the collector. The detailed work on the basket and vines , flowers and leaves is quite superb.
CIRCA 1910, ART NOUVEAU SILK PANEL W/ELEGANT BASKET,RIBBONS,FLORALS. A stunning Art Nouveau era silk satin panel that measures approx. 127" by 22" wide. A magnificent silk that is luminous and has the most wonderful design. There are large ornate baskets tied with lovely ribbons and bows. The baskets overflow with beautiful flowers and hanging tendrils. the design are enclosed in a detailed outer wreath design with elaborate scrollwork and flower swags draped and hanging from the edges. A stunning panel, elegant and absolutely superb in every respect. In good unused strong condition.
CIRCA 1800's, EMPIRE ERA FAN W/WWREATH,SPANGLES AND CARVED STICKS.A brilliant Empire Era French Fan with glittering gold and silver spangles. There are four Napoleonic wreaths with lovely tiny shaped leaf spangles and a large trailing ribbon on each side.The top of the fan has wide ornate swags with tiny round and leaf shaped tassels in gold and silver.Throughout the fan there are wonderful star shaped golden spangles and the guard stick and other sticks have intricate carved designs. There are wreaths and a harp and trellis work with embedded steel cut beads on the sticks and guardstick. Measuring approx. almost 9 1/2"..This fan is absolutely wonderful and would grace any fan collection.Such a superb design, it a a magical fan for the collector. In good strong condition, seems rarely used.