EARLY VENETIAN LACE BORDER. Circa 17TH-18THC. Venetian lace border measuring approx.19" by 2 1/4". Many early laces were cut down and it is possible the heading was added at a later period. There are tiny raised florals throughout the lace, There is some damage in the brides on this lace but overall good strong condition. The lovely tiny florals certainly make up for it, they are very delicate and lovely. The lace has it's original cream patina.