CIRCA 1800's, FINE LONG POINT DE LILLE SILK BLONDE LACE FLOUNCE
CIRCA 1800's, FINE LONG POINT DE LILLE SILK BLONDE LACE FLOUNCE. Quite a amazing length on this lovely luminous Point De Lille blonde silk lace flounce. The ground is "Fond Simple'"The lace has it's original tag from B.Altman. In the late 1800's-early 1900's, B.Altman and other fine luxury shops in New York supplied good pieces of lace from Europe to their wealthy clients. There is a label from the store and a price which might have been 95 dollars, not sure if it was for a yard or possibly the lot. In todays money that equals to 3,370.37. It gives you an idea of the importance of lace during the Belle Epoque era. B.Altman only sold the best items to it's eclectic and wealthy clients. over the years I have had some major important lace items from shops like B.Altman, Bergdorf Goodman etc.. This flounce was never used and was purchased by a very wealthy family in Boston. We have been commissioned ot sell their estate. The family were part of the early Boston Brahmans. The lace measures approx. 235" by 6 1/2: wide. In good strong unused condition. The lace is fie and light in the hand and has a luminous quality to it.
Item # AL1149