CIRCA 1880, RARE LONG BRUSSELS DRESS FRONT LACE LAPPETS
CIRCA 1880, RARE LONG BRUSSELS DRESS FRONT LACE LAPPETS.It is always rare to find these rare very long dress front lappets. This pair seems unused and came from a recent fine deaccession of lace . The design and workmanship are excellent. These would have symbolized great wealth and were worn over the front of dresses and heavier lace lappets might have been worn over the coats of the period. The lace has it's original cream patina.Measuring approx. almost 54" by 8 1/2" at widest part for each lappet.The design has a lovely floral floral spray on each end with scalloped borders al around, fine tendrils of gentle flowers and vines with Point de Esprit scattered throughout. They lace is even finished off properly at the top of each lappet.A item so important would not have been cut. It was meant to be attached and then removed. A great item for the collector of Brussels lace or form museum display etc.