CIRCA 1860's, RARE HONITON LACE TRIANGULAR SHAWL W THREE FEATHERS,FLORALS






 Measurign approx.


CIRCA 1860's,RARE HONITON LACE TRIANGULAR SHAWL W/THREE FEATHERS,FLORALS.A very rare shawl dating from the era of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert . I must admit I have never seen such a large shawl made with Honiton! The design has "Three Large Feathers" at the center and also on the sides the shawl , these feather have raised outline cordonet work on them and throughout the shawl there are roses and lilies and assorted other vines, florals and leaves.What is quite striking are the three feathers in the shawl. The thee feathers are part of Prince Albert's heraldic crest and have been part of royal insignia  since the Plantagenets and although of course in a different design it is  possible this was made for some member of royalty or even used a exhibition piece.. During Queen Victoria's reign she urged  the country to purchase English laces.She commissioned Honiton lace as opposed to the more popular Brusselslace for her wedding dress and helping to revive the lace industry in Devon. Measuring approx. 116" by 56" at the widest part, 295cm by 142cm at widest part. I wish I had some more history on this rare shawl so I always welcome information. In very good strong condition, I really do not see any damage but if there is, it is minimal. This was kept very well and was part of a very good lace collection.

Item #AL1065
 

BEAUTIFUL POINT DE VENISE REFECTORY TABLE RUNNER W/POINT DE GAZE








BEAUTIFUL POINT DE VENISE REFECTORY TABLE RUNNER W/POINT DE GAZE. A wonderful design and excellent workmanship on this lovely Italian refectory table runner. Measuring approx. 69"by 27" wide, 175cm by 69cm. The needle lace has large florals, vines and leaves with raised Gros point work and at the center there is Brussels Duchesse lace with additional insertion of Point De Gaze shaped vignettes. The overall look is quite ornate... it has good movement in the design and of course workmanship and design are excellent. In very good condition. The item seems unused. It was not laundered when we received so we laundered it. The lace came form a very good estate collection.

Item # AL1064

 

CIRCA 1600's-1700 RARE EARLY ITALIAN LACE BORDER







CIRCA 1600's-1700, RARE EARLY ITALIAN LACE BORDER. This lace came from a very good deaccession.the label says "Italian" and also "Louis The X1V". This was the reign of the  King of France, "Louis The Great "who was also called the "Sun King" and built the Palace of Versailles. This quite a rare piece has been almost impossible to find a similar example in many of the lace books. The design is quite grand , with what seems like pomegranites, bold flowers and undulating vines. The various fillings are extremely fine.. The ground itself is quite a work of art! The lace itself is in good strong condition but is not perfect, it has never been washed and so would benefit from a gentle wash.There are few small darns, some scattered small  openings but overall good and in strong condition. Measuring approx. almost 26" by 6 1/4" with gentle scalloped edge. The lace is certainly exceptional and rare.

Item #AL1063
SOLD

 

CIRCA 19THC. EXCELLENT BURANO VENETIAN ROSE POINT









CIRCA 19THC. EXCELLENT BURANO LACE  SCHOOL, VENETIAN ROSE POINT. A beautiful long border that is possibly made by the Burano lace school , a wonderful design on this Venetian Rose Point. During the 19THC. there were important schools in Italy and some very rare and beautiful pieces were created  there. Measuring approx. 78" long by almost 3"wide. The design of beautiful florals with raise cordonnet on the florals and leaves are precise and perfectly executed.The lacemaker was certainly a master of her craft. Some of the very best lace was made in Burano and this is a excellent example. of the best of lace made during that time. In very good unused condition, the lace has it's original patina.

Item #AL1062
SOLD
 

CIRCA 1600-1700's , FLEMISH OR ITALIAN LACE BORDER






CIRCA 1600-1700's, FLEMISH OR ITALIAN LACE BORDER A very good border of Italian or Flemish lace measuring approx. 104" by 3 1/2". A really good example, the lace seems unused and was part of a museum deaccession.There are large central tree? designs with mirror images of flowers on each side. The linen flax is very good and smooth to the touch. In very good condition, the lace seems rarely used and possibly unused.The lace has it's original cream patina.

Item #AL1061
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LOVELY 18THC. MECHLIN LACE BORDER






LOVELY 18THC. MECHLIN LACE BORDER. A wonderful harmonious stylized  design on this Mechlin lace border. There are large meandering vines and florals wiht shaped vignettes filled with assorted florals with lovely scrollwork containing extremely fine tiny assorted filling. The lace has gentle scalloped edging and measures approx. almost 32 by 2 1/2" wide. The lace comes from a very good museum deaccession.in very good strong condition  a few tiny openings and repairs that are so good, they were done in early times. A truly lovely design with excellent workmanship.


Item # AL1060
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BEAUTIFUL 18THC. ALENCON,BURANO.LACE BORDER






BEAUTIFUL 18THC. ALENCON ,BURANO LACE? BORDER. Such excellent work on this beautiful border, probably Alencon but perhaps Burano?. Measuring approx.111 1/2" by 2 1/4" width . The design is so classical and refined and the workmanship is excellent with a design of scattered florets and fine gentle scalloped ornate edges.  The lace is in very good condition, there are some tiny repairs but since they were done in their time they themselves are a piece of art.This was kept very well and lightly mounted red silk. It is very rare to find such a long border. 

Item #AL1059
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CIRCA 1670-1680's, EARLY FLANDERS,VALENCIENNE LACE BORDER






CIRCA 1670-1680's, EARLY FLANDERS,VALENCIENNE LACE BORDER. This wonderful early lace has both the sellers name and the person who bought it and has the original lace stamp on it.Part of a good early museum lace collection, the design is very unusual and the workmanship is excellent. The lace is edged on all sides with a narrow border with picot edging and the ground is a round Valencienne mesh.There are meandering floral vines and large shaped designs containing  snow-flake ground called patridge's eye <oeil de perdrix>". Measuring approx.35" by 6 1/4" wide .The edge might have been added ,I am not sure, there is a piece missing at the top. ..so perhaps it was added at a  later date. In very good strong condition, a few light storage spots, totally minor. The lace seems unused or possibly rarely used. The lace has it's original cream patina. During the 1800's-1900's, there were some very wealthy society ladies who had very good lace collections. I believe some o them were instrumental in starting the lace collection at the Met. My experience over the years of lace collections I have bought has shown me that they really collected very fine pieces. I was able to buy from one of these collectors estates one of the earliest lace fans that had ever come on to the market which sold at Christies in London . I could tell from the items that they really were very serious collectors because the items were quite rare and exceptional. I believe this item from a museum deaccession belonged to one of the ladies from this circle. A very good early lace for the collector.

Item #AL1058
SOLD

CIRCA 1770's, LOVELY FRENCH ALENCON LACE LAPPETS







CIRCA 1780, LOVELY FINE FRENCH ALENCON LACE LAPPETS. Ethereal French Alencon lace lappets with the original cream patina. Part of a very good early lace collection. The workmanship is excellent , made with the finest thread and the design is quite lovely, there are masses of tiny florets with pretty floral garlands around the gently scalloped edges.Measuring approx.almost 5" by almost 8 1/2"wide. There are a few age related spots that can be spot cleaned, otherwise the lace is in such good condition. It seems as if they are unused or certainly rarely used. A good item for the early lace collector.


Item #AL1057
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CIRCA17THC. POINT DE FRANCE LACE BORDER





CIRCA 17THC. POINT DE FRANCE LACE BORDER. The florals on this lace are bold and quite lovely. I am thinking Point De France or Sedan.. Measuring approx. 41 1/2" by 2 1/2", this is for measurement of the lace on its own, it does not include later net. The lace has damage but many of the dense flowers are good but there is scattered damage throughout the border. The years took their toll but still enough here just to treasure the design and the excellent workmanship. I especially love the beautiful large flower heads. the workmanship is exceptional. 

Item #AL1056
SOLD