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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CIRCA 1600's,EARLY LACIS OR FILET FRONTAL WITH PRIMITIVE ANIMALS,BIRDS. A long early panel with fringe on three edges. A primitive design with horses and birds. Many of these fringed laces were used as altar frontals or to decorate the home.Measuring apprx. 83 by 9". On good strong condition, a tiny area of heading missing near one edge. Lace needs to be laundered, the tag on it says it came from the firm of French and Co. They were major importers of textiles, lace antiques in New York dating from the late 1800's.(Item #AL623)
CIRCA LATE 1700-EARLY 1800's,114" OF BOBBIN LACE INSERTION.
Measuring 114", this lace came from a estate in New York where many of the laces were from the firm, French and Company. This firm was a major importer of textiles, founded in the mid 19ThCentury and they supplied many of the collectors and museums in America.In those days they imported decorative arts,tapestries and sculpture. In 1968 the company was sold and today they mainly sell fine art and sculpture. May of the laces from this collection have been in storage for many years and is part of one collection.Many pieces date from the 16THC. to the 19THC.The width on this lace is 4 1/2". The original label is on the lace .In very good strong condition. (Item #AL622)
CIRCA 18THC.SUPERB VALENCIENNE LACE LAPPETS. Circa 1740, a wonderful pair of Valencienne lace lappets .measuring apprx. 22 by 3 inches A gentle design of florals ,vines and elegant leaves meander up along the lappets. The finest thread of course,lappets are almost as light as a feather. There are a couple of tiny openings near edge otherwise in very good strong condition. (Item #AL621)
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