Ebay Alerts! Thirty-four items – October 19, 2014

Note – Ebay has just changed the way it lists the ending time of the auctions, so I’m switching to Mountain Standard Time (MST), instead of the usual Pacific Daylight Time PDT.

http://tinyurl.com/mfwpwvt Stunning Victorian Brussels Lace Wedding Hankderchief
Size: 33 cm x 32 cm
Starting Price: 92.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 19, 2014 1:15 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief. Conventional floral motifs, no needlelace accents that I can find.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional broken bride and fraying in the lace, minor. Some splits in the center cloth.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold creases, wrinkling especial in center cloth.  A little shrinkage in the lce, probably result of previous wash.

311129529319   Sold for 51.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q7cudoa PALMA TENERIFFE LACE CONSTRUCTER LACE MAKING SHUTTLE BOBBIN 2″ DIAM ROSETTE TOOL
Size: 2″ diameter
Starting Price: 92.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 19, 2014 1:29 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller kit-n-caboodle-4u, Hannibal, New York, United States
Comments: A “Palma” Teneriffe lace form.  Teneriffe is one of the Canary Islands, and Las Palmas is a large city of the nearby island of Gran Canaria. This might be the source of the name, but also note that you can hold this in the ‘palm’ of your hand. It was produced by Earl & Co., Lippincott Building, Philadelpha, patent pending 1904, made in 3 diameters, 1″, 1.5″ and 2″. Turning the metal side wires causes the center grooved wooden piece to move up and down. I think the base is made of bamboo. This is one of the most fascinating of the early 20th century American Sol lace looms, and it doesn’t come up very often.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, but box top missing.  Boxes for these things that I own also have graphics printed on the sides and top, so I wonder if this is the original box.
Damage: Directions and box torn and worn – looks like box has some tape on it for repair. A few nicks in the wood.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: N/A.

371163340233   Sold for $42.89, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/munpdx9 Antique Flemish Belgian Lace Hankderchief. c.1870
Size: 18″ square
Starting Price: $130.00
Auction ends: Oct 19, 2014 4:03 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller kirkyl, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief with round center.  Snails/slugs style, note the thick woven elements used as brides.  Some nice leadwork tally fillings – two types that I can see.  Good tight work, although the design relies a bit to much on simple rounded forms, and is quite scattered.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Light wrinkling.

351194897101   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ltnx494 Antique Bridal Hand Made Brussels Duchesse Lace hanky
Size: 13″ x 14″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Oct 19, 2014 4:39 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief. Excellent design with conventional motifs, lots of raised work.  No needle-made accents.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites one small storage spot, I’m having trouble finding it.
Finish:  Fold creases, some light wrinkling.

251676496231   Sold for $74.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p4kmzr6 ANTIQUE LACE BOBBIN LACE BELGIAN BRUGES BLOEMWERK FLOUNCE TRIM 10″ WIDE 2.94 YD
Size: 10″ x 106″
Starting Price: $69.99
Auction ends: Oct 19, 2014 7:51 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, United States
Comments: A fine quality long, wide flounce of Bruges Bloemwerk.  Note the ‘islands’ where brides meet, the single tally in flower centers, and the rather typical Bloemwerk motifs.  An impressive piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory color age darkening
Finish:  Vertical fold creases evident.

161446896618   Sold for $355.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mqgsu4s Antique Victorian Handmade Brussels Point de Gaze Needlelace Leaf, c1860-1890
Size: 18″ wide, lace is 6″ deep
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Oct 19, 2014 10:29 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller lovehandmade, Beaverton, Oregon, United States
Comments: An unmounted Point de Gaze fan leaf.  Raised petal roses, and note the ‘windows’ in the raised petals, sign of a higher-end market piece.  The grids of decorative ‘mode’ fillings are also excellent.  Romantic 2nd Empire design with some inn
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Unmounted from a fan.
Damage: One small hole – difficult to see possible smaller defects because of the light background.
Soilage: Overall age darkening.
Finish:  Expected fan creases.

131320956170   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k7jt9br 275 x 18cm c1890 ANTIQUE ENGLISH HONITON APPLIQUE LACE FLOUNCE EDGING VINTAGE
Size
: 18cm x 275 cm
Starting Price: 39.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 8:08 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller pretty-things, Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
Comments: Later 19th or early 20th c flounce of Honiton bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Note the relatively large scale of the motifs, woven tally leadworks, and the rather snails/slugs style.  Nicely worked with the beautifully draping tulle found in so much English applique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends
Damage: A few pinholes and repairs to the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases, a little light wrinkling.

231356775587   Sold for 40.01 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ma6vl6q Lovely Antique/Vintage Silk Maltese Lace Scarf. 60″ Long.
Size: 6″ to 7″ x 60″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 10:27 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese lappet scarf with quite an open pattern due to the amount of wire-like bridework.  Flower roundels around the edges, and a separate line of Maltese crosses up the center.  Simple flared end with a single cross and flower.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional broken thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkled.  Looks unused.

361080094819   Sold for 25.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lls6qtn Beautiful Antique/Vintage Silk Maltese lace Collar/Bertha
Size: 17″ neckline, 57″ outside edge, 8″ deep.
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 10:27 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep collar of Maltese.  Three-part design, crosses, flowers, and woven leaves around the outer edge, wheat-ear design along neckline. The center has isolated Maltese Cross guipure inserts against an elaborate woven leaf grid ground. An impressive looking piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: A buttonholed loop for closing, not sure where this is located.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream colored silk, looks clean.
Finish:  One fold crease.

361080134943   Sold for 62.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pnvefex ANTIQUE LACE-LOVELY LACE BORDE
Size: 4″ x 21″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 12:03 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: This looks like it might have been part of a lappet, Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground. Probably 3rd quarter 18th c.  Unfortunately there are no photos of the ends, so it’s hard to verify.  But the design that can be seen is typical of a lappet.  Quite fine work; I especially like the little buds in the trail.  Fairly thin, delicate design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Small holes in the ground and some clothwork.
Soilage: Occasional small stain.
Finish:  Several vertical creases, light wrinkling.

151443576431   Sold for $30.99, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m2sjks3 Antique Brussels Belgium bobbin lace hanky handkerchief 19th Cent wedding
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: 34.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 12:08 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A  handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruges.  Good elaborate design, nicely worked.  Note the raised work on half-stitch ground.  Occasional small needlelace ring in flower centers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One small stain
Soilage: One small stain in the lace.
Finish:  Horizontal and vertical fold creases.Lace looks lightly shrunken, perhaps from a past wash.

161445379472   Sold for 139.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qewsags Antique Honiton bobbin lace hanky handkerchief edging trim- English lace.
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: 14.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 12:19 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A  handkerchief edge of Honiton.  Snails/slugs style with elaborate leadwork tally fillings.  Irregular plaited brides.  There’s a nice presence to this piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Center cloth has been cut away, remains are frayed.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161445400092   Sold for 28.50 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q6efhqz Mangnifique dentelle ancienne en application
Size: 9 cm x 95 cm each
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 12:32 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller miroubelle, Breteau, France
Comments: Two lengths of Brussels bobbin and needlelace application on machine net.  Good romantic design with esprits in the ground.  Excellent technique, but the piece is a little the worse for wear.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut ends, one seam each.
Damage: Fraying along picot edge. Occasional small repair.  Pinholes and small pinholes in the groundespecially along the top edge of one end in one piece.
Soilage: Cream color. A few small brown spots.
Finish:  Some light wrinkling.

291266666065   Sold for 51.00 EUR, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k4vub3n Magnifique et très ancien parment de dentelle à l’aiguille
Size: 17 cm x 38 cm
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 12:34 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller miroubelle, Breteau, France
Comments: A triangular dress insert of Point de Gaze.  Raised petal roses, and some good decorative ‘mode’ fillings, but not much variation. Good typical design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional pinhole – and I think there’s a small area of repair to the ground.
Soilage: Cream color. A few small brown spots.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles. Not entirely crisp, maybe from a past wash.

291266666231   Sold for 62.00 EUR, 11 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n2lthq4 ANTIQUE LACE COLLAR WITH MALTESE CROSS AND FLORAL PATTERNS.
Size: 7.5″ along front point, rest of points 6.5″ long. 20″ from top to bottom laid flat.
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 1:15 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller ronda3270, Gray, Georgia, United States
Comments: A Maltese collar with pointed outer edge.  Three part construction – flowers around the outside, Maltese crosses in the center,  flowers and leaves along neckline.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional fraying.  Hard to evaluate because it’s been photographed on a light background.
Soilage: Cream color. A few small brown spots.
Finish:  No obvious creases, very slight wrinkling.

261629806428   Sold for $34.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k93bwa5 Antique/vintage Bedfordshire Peter Panlace collar
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 8.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 1:42 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Beds collar, very much in the Armstrong Bucks Cottage Works rose and leaf style.  This is a very typical style around 1900, and a good example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331345662248   Sold for 8.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lbhfqww ANTIQUE 19TH C. SILK MALTESE LACE LAPPET HONEY COLORED HAND MADE
Size: 7.5″ x 63″
Starting Price: $250.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 20, 2014 4:50 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese lappet scarf.  Alternating flowers and modified Maltese crosses along the outer edge, Crosses and woven leaf diamonds on the inside. Much Maltese lace came into England through their naval port on the island, especially after WWII. I’m guessing this is a mid 20th c piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos
Soilage: light “Honey colored” silk.
Finish:  No obvious crease or wrinkles – heavy silk often doesn’t hold creases well. Which is nice.  This piece look unused.

361057819469   Unsold as of 10/24/2014 7:37 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/kh3j7rt Lovely Long Length Of Antique/Vintage Handmade Brussels Lace (3 yds long)
Size: 2.5″ x 108″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 21, 2014 10:55 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A long length of a pieced bobbinlace which looks like Duchesse de Bruges. It only has two motifs, a flower and 3 leaves with some raised ribs, and a few small tendrils. Irregular picoted brides. I find it very effective and nicely made.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos
Soilage: Soft cream color.  Three tiny brown marks.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

361081272019   Sold for 33.55 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kzjwzon Antique Victorian handmade lappet from Brussels lace
Size: 4 cm to 8.5 cm x 95 cm
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Oct 22, 2014 2:27 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller mylittleboyke, Borgloon, Belgium
Comments: Lappet scarf of Duchesse de Bruges.  Quite an effective design with the extensive pinnate leaves at the ends.  Includes some raised work and a few small needlelace accents in flower centers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  A little wrinkling and shrinkage, probably froma past wash.

271636484704   Sold for $47.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kn4ejgq Antique Victorian handmade lappet from Brussels lace
Size: 4 cm to 8.5 cm x 95 cm
Starting Price: $24.99
Auction ends: Oct 22, 2014 2:40 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller mylittleboyke, Borgloon, Belgium
Comments: Lappet scarf of Point de Gaze.  No raised work, and the design has an interesting snowflake pattern at the ends.  Note the mismatch further up, one medallion with a large decorative ‘mode’ filling, the other is just needlelace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I imagine this is all one piece, but the center is not shown so I’m not sure.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the mesh and clothwork.
Soilage: Occasional small brown spot.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

281468627579   Sold for $68.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m4el45k dentelle ancienne Duchesse + Point de Gaze antique Brussels lace encaje antigua
Size: 6.5″ x 55″
Starting Price: 55.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 22, 2014 11:29 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: Lappet scarf of Duchesse de Bruxelles; no raised work in the needlelace inserts.  Interesting floral design, naturalistic, and different from what is normally seen in this kind of lace. I especially like the treatment of the roses and leaves with the half stitch and also Point de Gaze shading.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few broken brides, some small holes and pinholes in the Pont de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Ivory/ecru color.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301354751470   Sold for 138.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l6rrrc2 pannel of antique needle lace
Size: 10.5″ x 17″
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 22, 2014 12:23 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Gaillard, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A rectangular needlelace, perhaps a placemat.  Unusual technique and it reminds me of finer pieces that we often attribute to Austria, with an Art Nouveau feel. Quite a nice design with good filling patterns.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One weak bride. A few small holes in the clothwork.
Soilage: Two tiny spots.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301354804998   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mlmx799 SUPERB ANTIQUE FRENCH HAND CARVED MOTHER OF PEARL STICKS BRUSSELS LACE LEAF FAN
Size: 46 cm wide, 24 cm long
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: Oct 22, 2014 12:30 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller maart55, Madrid, Spain
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with embossed Mother of Pearl (abalone) sticks. No raised petals in the roses, and just a few elaborate ‘mode’ decorative fillings in flower centers. Nice light design very suitable for a fan.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks in good shape.
Soilage: Some small brown spots, especially near the stick attachments.
Finish:  Expected fan creases.

191374749354   Sold for $128.50, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mdeb7g7 2 pcs early 18th century Milanese bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 6.2″ x 18.75″ each.
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 22, 2014 12:35 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Two Milanese border fragments, may have been used as cuffs at one point.  These have a very unusual feature – raised tallies along some of the tapes.  I have one piece like this, more elaborate (see the picture next to the two fragments), and I’ve seen a few borders in the Chicago Institute of Arts.  Very rarely elsewhere, and the ones I’ve seen have quite elaborate fillings.  The raised work is a direct reference to raised work in contemporary Gros Point.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw. These were illustrated in Pat’s “Bobbin and Needle Laces”, 1983, p. 150, fig 27.2.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on the ends.
Damage: A little frayed.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231361021148  Milanese_detail   Sold for 128.25 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pb7yfzd 142 ins antique/vintage Milanese bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 3.75″ x 142″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 22, 2014 12:45 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Milanese tape lace with roughly hexagonal plated mesh.  The tape has a constant width, with occasional scalloping around curves. Most of the sharp corners look a little puckered.  Typical mirror image design in a long repeat. The main central flower motif doesn’t terminate well along the foot edge, and the addition of the engrelure is a bit unusual. I wonder if it has been cut here. Picoted head edge is also a bit unusual, wonder if it’s a later addition.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: One join.  Cut on ends, engrelure added at top.
Damage: Some repairs to the brides
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331347262313   Sold for 54.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/np6je7s 168 ins antique/vintage bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 6.6″ x 169″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 22, 2014 12:53 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: This is a more typical Milanese border format, with integrated header and footer. Brides are kept to a minimum, used only to connect when needed to keep the work flat.  The tape is fairly even in width, and there are a few decorative fillings. Another mirror image design with a fairly long repeat. Looks like there are some woven leaves in places; a good sign for an early piece.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other. Two joins.
Damage: Seller cites several repairs and areas of damage – difficult to spot from the given photos.
Soilage: Occasional small red spot.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331347270474   Sold for 82.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qat3dmj AN ANTIQUE/VINTAGE LACE COLLAR POSSIBLY HONITON LACE
Size: ~14″ long, 3″ deep.
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 23, 2014 4:56 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller poppyandrea, Poole, United Kingdom
Comments: A Beds dress front, same type of style as the rose and leaf one reviewed above.  Some raised work in the leaves, and no gimp around the flowers.  Nicely made piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, although the tips at the ends look a little crunched. Probably nothin.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious folds, edges don’t lay quite flat.

231363182527   Sold for 8.76 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ogbxm4d col dentelle ancienne Rosaline Perlée antique Brussels lace encaje antigua
Size: neckline 44 cm, outer edge 71 cm, depth 7 cm
Starting Price: 55.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 23, 2014 11:01 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A collar of Rosaline Perle.
Provenance:  None cited, but note the attached tag saying “Dentelle Veritable Fabrication Belge”.  Well made, quite delicate, and I think the perls are needle-made (sometimes they are bobbin-made.  Beautiful design with openings in the clothwork and a good picoted edge. One of my favorite late 19th early 20th century laces.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles. Doesn’t look used.

301355717533   Sold for 101.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qc3wtso wide flounce of handmade antique french bobbin Chantilly lace 4 y 13″ x 12 1/2″
Size: 4 yards 13″ x 12 or 13″ wide, not clear from writeup.
Starting Price: $90.00
Auction ends: Oct 23, 2014 12:01 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A long flounce of Chantilly, very typical width.  I hesitate to say French or Belgian – this does seem to have the more delicate, less intense black of French work. Hard to tell from the photos.  The design  is a well done short repeat of flower sprays with straight elements in the border.  Esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: The one end that I can see looks cut.  Engrelure added.
Damage: Seller cites 2 small racroc splits.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish:  Some vertical fold creases.

400790073251   Sold for $152.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nzt9mrq Point Angleterre Brussels Bobbin and Needle lace collar – 19th C. CW collect
Size: ~34″ inside edge, 4″ deep center back.
Starting Price: $245.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 23, 2014 1:48 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A long collar of Point d’Angleterre, which is a later Belgian bobbinlace with Point de Gaze ground and needlelace decorative ‘mode’ fillings. This one has some interesting grids of fillings, but mainly the fillings are rings of simple knots. Note the perls in the small flower centers.  Good design and technique.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it has had a quick bath, but gives no details on the process.  Ivory/ecru color.
Finish:  No obvious folds or creases.

131323858242   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/lbk8mzm Antique VICTORIAN MECHLIN NET LACE SHAWL/CAPE embroidered floral wrap
Size: 20″ x 53″
Starting Price: $200.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 23, 2014 7:49 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A triangular shawl of embroidered net. Tambour embroidery might indicate a Belgian manufacture. It has some varied fillings.  I’m not sure, but it might be pieced together – but no interruption in the pattern.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Separate collar added.
Damage: Some small holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  A little wrinkled.

261603776574   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/qbegmkd Antique Brussels Point De Gaze Needlelace Lace Bridal Handkerchief Heirloom
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Oct 24, 2014 2:26 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller sonupsales, Skaneateles, New York, United States
Comments: A handkerchief with Duchesse de Bruges lace. Conventional motifs with some raised work on half-stitch background.  Irregular picoted brides. Nice sculpting around the inside corners.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

181562138570   Sold for $53.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ow2twbo Vintage maltese bobbin lace tablecloth or bed cover never used 94″ x 88″
Size: 94″ x 88″
Starting Price: $299.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 24, 2014 2:26 PM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller medpid01, Skaneateles, York, South Carolina, United States
Comments: A linen cover, quite a bold design. Note the gimp around the flowers – I’m thinking it’s Fench Cluny or maybe the Le Puy area.  This is one of those indeterminate guipures that really needs some research.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Slight yellow stain.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/lgvbn2z RARE ANTIQUE FRENCH CARVED MOTHER OF PEARL STICKS & SILK LACE LEAF FAN PAINTED
Size: 35.3 cm long, 66 cm wide
Starting Price: $2,800.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Oct 25, 2014 7:50 AM MST
Offered by: Ebay seller vikymako, Skaneateles, Madrid, Spain
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with a painted silk insert.  Something similar in Duchesse de Bruges, see #291227985920.  No raised work in the lace, which is quite light. I don’t know if the cutout was originally planned, or if this is an adaption. Other than that I don’t know much about this type of fan.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Lace looks good, tears in the silk.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases

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Workshop CA: Needle Lace in Wire Classes, Lenka Suchanek – November 2 and November 30, 2014

Needle Lace in Stainless Steel
Date and Time: Sunday, November 2, 2014  (a few spaces still available)
Cost:  $120.00, materials $10.00
Tools: Bolster or honiton style pillow recommended, $95.00 or bring your own.
This workshop introduces needle lacemaking with stainless steel wire and explains how to choose and adapt patterns to fit the medium, how to add beads or focal elements, and how to finish pieces as wearable art.

Needle Lace in Silver
Date and Time:  Sunday November 30
9:30 to 17:30
Cost:  $120.00, materials $10.00
Tools: Bolster or honiton style pillow recommended, $95.00 or bring your own.
This workshop introduces needle lacemaking with silver wire and explains how to choose and adapt patterns to fit the medium, how to add beads or focal elements, how to finish pieces as wearable art, and how to care for fine silver lace jewellery.

Instructor:  Lenka Suchanek
Venue: South Surrey Arts Centre
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Website:  New School of Lace – Workshops
Information and Registration: laceway@gmail.com or telephone 778-288-0720

These two workshops have been added to Lenka’s Fall schedule in addition to the one already posted on LaceNews at http://tinyurl.com/kpz62yz.  The main goal of the series is to equip lacemakers with sound skills and thorough understanding of small scale needle lace techniques in different metals, so they can create their own designs and make needle lace jewellery or small scale lace art.

Lenka Suchanek is a self-taught lacemaker and lace designer. She works in the centuries old European techniques of handmade bobbin lace and needle lace, bringing them to life in pictures, sculptures and wearable art. Specializing in metal lace, she uses fine wires of copper, bronze, steel, and precious metals to create unique pieces that are traditional and modern at the same time. Lenka’s work has been exhibited around the world, and received awards and recognition for the original approach to the traditional craft.

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Lenka’s work, “Memory of this World”

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Lace Exhibition: Lacemakers – October 30, 2014 to January 25, 2015

Lacemakers – A Contemporary Open Exhibition
Sponsor: Orleans House Gallery, The Stables Gallery
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Dates: October 30, 2014 to January 25, 2015
Times:  Tuesday-Sat 1:00 to 14:30 PM
Sunday 2:00 to 4:30 PM
Place:  Orleans House Gallery and The Stables Gallery
Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DJ, UK
Admission is free.
Website:  http://www.richmond.gov.uk/arts
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/OrleansHouseGallery
Twitter:  @Orleanshg
Information:  020 8831 6000, artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk

The call for submission for this event was posted on LaceNews on May 6, 2014 http://tinyurl.com/ly2fc52. Works from both local and international artists were accepted.  I don’t know how many works were ultimately chosen for display, but you can see several of them on the Facebook page above.

lacemakers cartaz   Twickenham

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Lace Event USA: Indiana Lace Day and Contest – April 11, 2015

Lacemaking is Egg-citing! – Indiana Lace Day
Sponsor:  Layfayette Lacemakers
Date:  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Place:  Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street, Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Web site: http://tinyurl.com/6n6oz67

Vendors: TBD
Contest: “Lace in Bloom” – entries due 3/8/13. See ContestRules2015 090614
Ongoing demonstrations
Workshop TBD

Information:  Sally Carter, sjcat511@gmail.com, 765-742-4193.

It’s a little early to announce this event, but not to early to let people know about the contest.  Open to all lacemakers, for an original design or published pattern that incorporates “egg” in some manner.  Detailed rules can be downloaded above. Entries must be pre-registered by Monday April 8, 2015.  Last year’s winner is shown on the poster below.

I’ll update the post when more information becomes available.

Flyer2015   Layfayette

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-five items – October 12, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/m38bgge Beautiful Antique Handmade Brussels Point de Gaze Lace Bertha Collar
Size: 48″ neckline, 6″ deep
Starting Price: 92.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 12, 2014 07:57:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha with raised petal roses – multiple petals with ‘windows’ in the clothwork. These are signs of a higher end market piece.  Good naturalistic design and it has a few well done decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Nice design, although the technique is a little conventional, not much delicacy in some of the flowers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:Some small holes and pinholes in the mesh. One tear along the outer edge.
Soilage: Looks clean. Seller says it was freshly laundered and pressed, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: Some light creasing.

271627109435   Sold for 150.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ok9xorz Intricate Antique Handmade Brussels Guipure Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 24″ neckline, Jabot length 9″, collar depth 3″
Starting Price: 32.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 12, 2014 08:42:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting square collar with ‘jabot’ ends.    I’ll call it Bruges Bloemwerk, although it’s a bit unusual. Very nicely done with quite a thick gimp.  The motifs are atypical, nicely done with tightly woven clothwork.  I especially like how small motifs are ‘suspended’ by webs of unpicoted brides. When I first saw it I thought it might be Withof, however this is too early a piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:Some broken brides, one tear center back neckline, one separation along a jabot edge.
Soilage: Some localized light brown staining.  Seller says it was freshly laundered and pressed, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: light crease center back.

271627143284   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pz9p2ya Stunning Antique Handmade Brussels Guipure Bobbin Lace Bertha Collar
Size: 40″ neckline, 6″ depth
Starting Price: 68.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 12, 2014 09:27:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of Duchesse de Bruges. No obvious raised work. Conventional motifs well done with a bold design. I like the little flowers lining the neckline.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage:Occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Seller says it was freshly laundered and pressed, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: Occasional tiny wrinkle.

271627193746   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mxo3n99 Stunning Antique Handmade Brussels Guipure Bobbin Lace Bertha Collar
Size: 6.5 cm x 73 cm and 5 cm x 110 cm
Starting Price: 28.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 12, 2014 09:45:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: Two pieces of a border of 18th C Alençon, probably 3rd quarter. Rèseau fin with decorative ‘mode’ fillings, some in a grid pattern. Typical design of the period with varied but fairly plain design motifs; more importance was placed on the fillings.
Provenance:  Private sale of the contents of a country house, apparently in Gloucestershire.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on all ends. One piece mounted on a black tulle with engrelure. Unmounted piece has wear along top  edge, and there’s a vertical repair or seam.
Damage: Pinholes and small holes throughout the ground.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Light wrinkling.

351188806703   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kljt5l7 Beautiful Piece Of Antique Point de Gaze Needlepoint Lace
Size: 5.5″ x 24″ long at top, 28″ long at bottom.
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 12, 2014 09:45:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze, no raised petals in the roses.. Typical romantic 2nd Empire floral pattern.  A good design, fairly short repeat, and nicely done decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Esprits scattered in the ground. There’s a lot going on for a moderately narrow border. Wish there were more.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure on top.
Damage: Seller cites two tiny holes in the mesh.  One of the central filled medallions has some weaknesses in the filling attachment on one side.
Soilage: “Soft Antique White”
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, except a little folding at one end.

361072523601   Sold for 82.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qgmx4nv BEAUTIFUL Set of 12 Antique Italian CANTU LACE Coasters Goblet Rounds 6″ White
Size: each 6″ diameter
Starting Price: $95.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 12, 2014 10:55:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacremento, California, United States
Comments: 12 Cantu ‘coasters’, probably part of a larger set of a variety of table linens. Typical hook and flowerhead tape-lace design – no figural work.  A nice set, representative of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure on top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: creamy white
Finish: Slight wrinkling, minor.

141404724383   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/op2rpb8 A Stunning Pristine 18th Century Brussels Lace Flounce
Size: 18 cm x 130 cm
Starting Price: 58.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 12, 2014 11:45:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Although I almost think that some leaf sprays  and the stars look like needlerun or tambour – wish there were more closeups. But the bobbinlace applique that I can identify looks excellent, finely made with some very interesting fillings in the ovals along the border. I’m thinking some of these might be needlelace.  Overall quite an interesting piece.
Provenance:  Private sale from the contents of a country house, probably in Gloucestershire
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure along the top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351188896919   Sold for 72.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lcct8zm 59 ins antique/vintage 18C bobbin lace – possibly English
Size: 1.9″ x 59″
Starting Price: 30.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 12, 2014 12:41:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of pieced bobbinlace with droschel ground, mid 18th c.  Could be English Devon – the ground tends to follow the motifs rather than being strictly straight. Well done motifs, and I’m not going to say that the design isn’t as good as one finds in Brussels. I think English lace of this period needs some re-evaluation with this quality of technique, and the designs have evolved into a fairly recognizable style. I think they are just fine.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut at both ends.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes, some loose brides. A little rough at the top in places.
Soilage: Some minor age discoloration, 2 heavy brown stains and a little light spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331338876686   Sold for 41.59 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mx3a5d5 Antique 18C Brussels bobbin lace fichu – birds, butterflies, insects
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 12, 2014 12:47:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: I can see what this wants to be.  It isn’t uncommon to have early 18th c lappets joined in a ‘V’ with what looks like a cap back, although it is unusual to find it with a bobbinlace with droschel ground.  (see the photo next to the listed piece, from my collection.  Usually you can clearly see where the joins were made.  And it is also unclear whether this joining was done in the 18th or 19th centuries.  I’ve got a feeling that is what this is, and the ‘lappets’ have been cut straight on the inner edges.  The cap piece and the lappets do seem to match in style, and note the extensive figural work.  I’m convinced that these are lappets because of the mirror image motifs, and looks at the rounded ends.  But I can’t find the join between the lappets and the headpiece. We could use more closeups of this area.Maybe around 1740, probably Brussels type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Might be an original form, but lappets have been trimmed.
Damage: A number of small holes and pinholes throughout, with some repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites ecru color with some age discoloration, one small dark brown stain.
Finish: Lays pretty well.

331338881020   Curlicue_full_jpg  Sold for 255.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mkxuln6 ANTIQUE LACE-SUPERB BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR
Size: ~43″ x 6.5″
Starting Price: $595.00
Auction ends: Oct 13, 2014 06:27:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha, rather complex in design and construction. Raised petal roses, and note the large areas of grid-like decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  As well as single fillings.  Nicely worked, impressive design.  We have several berthas of similar quality on Ebay lately.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks in good shape.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases, a few minor wrinkles.

151436105000   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/p5yubyh ANTIQUE LACE 19THC.BRUSSELS PONT DE GAZE LACE FLOUNCE
Size: ~8″ x 132″
Starting Price: $1,950.00
Auction ends: Oct 13, 2014 07:33:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A long, reasonably wide Point de gaze flounce, no raised petals on the flowers.  Single decorative ‘mode’ fillings, scattered esprits in the ground. A higher end market product.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure along top edge.
Damage: Some minor openings in the mesh.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original color’.  A few small minor spots.
Finish: Some light vertical creasing.

390947224522   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/oq4pwlm ANTIQUE LACE-ORNATE BRUSSELS LACE W/POINT DE GAZE ROSES
Size: 7.5″ x 118″
Starting Price: $595.00
Auction ends: Oct 13, 2014 07:57:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A reasonably wide, long border of Brussels Duchesse with raised petals in the Point de Gaze roses. Also some good raised leaf work in the bobbinlace against a half-stitch ground.  Good dense design using conventional motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure along top edge.
Damage: A few reattachents, one opening in the header.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘original color’, and a few age spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390947239565   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/n7agfyz ANTIQUE LACE-FINE PUNTO IN ARIA HANDKERCHIEF
Size: ~17″ square
Starting Price: $585.00
Auction ends: Oct 13, 2014 0:08:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A square of whitework monogrammed and floral embroidery with reticella cutouts and edging.  Might be an Aemilia Ars (and I’m saying that before I looked at the seller’s description) Italian product given the quality of the lacework, also might be from the Greek or Cypress area.  Delicate reticella work, quite pleasing.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390947254471   Sold for $595.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kaule6l Antique/vintage Brussels duchesse and point de gaze lace bertha
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 85.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 13, 2014 10:19:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse bertha. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts, which alternate with ovals filled with grids of decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  No raised work in the Duchesse, just conventional motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. A few loose threads around one end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it has been gently laundered and is now a solft old white color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331339498962   Sold for 100.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/musxhn2 ANTIQUE LACE – BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR /BERTHA
Size: 44″ x 6.5″
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 14, 2014 03:44:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: This seems to be the week for good berthas. This one is Brussels Duchesse with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. No decorative needlelace inserts. Conventional Duchesse motifs.  The overall design is a bit crowded, but a good example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: A few brown spots.
Finish: A few minor folds.  Piece is a little shrunken, perhaps from a past wash.

191366946964   Sold for 45.00 GBP, 1 biddder.

http://tinyurl.com/klbwgmx Beautiful French Antique Victorian Fine Lace Collar.
Size: 37″ x 6″
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 14, 2014 07:01:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller french-fiffi, Clacton-on-Sea, United Kindom
Comments: This looks like a Beds collar, with a central insert surounded by ruffled borders. Some raised work in the leaves. But the edging have a non-typical ground, so I am wondering if this is a French Cluny-type piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled around the edges.

111480814457   Sold for 9.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mq4zldz Antique/vintage Youghal lace modesty panel
Size: panel, 13.7″ x 13.2″.  Lace 3.3″ x 12″ and 3.3″ x 9.5″.
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 14, 2014 10:34:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Two
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Assembled.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Mid cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkled.

231354482281   Sold for 70.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oe9oyxz beau centre table,crochet, fait main, breton, dentelle d’Irlande
Size: 68 cm diameter.
Starting Price: 39.00 EUR, Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Oct 15, 2014 02:06:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bridgeb74, Annecy le Vieux, France
Comments: An Irish Crochet table center, seller notes it is Breton.  That looks reasonable given the aright work and elaborate raised work. I love the little rings each circled with 4 other rings – can’t quite figure out how they do this. I also like the little bell-shaped decorations around the outer edge.  An impressive piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some broken brides which I can’t find.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

271626896930   Buy-it-Now exercised, 39.00 EUR.

http://tinyurl.com/keqxuyv nicely worked Victorian brussels guipure lace lappet
Size: 5″ x 54″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 15, 2014 05:44:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow scarf of Duchesse de Bruges.  Some raised work against half-stitch.  Conventional motifs, good design and technique – a good middle market example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Remnants of thread from a previous attachment.
Damage: Occasional broken bride and frayed edge, minor.
Soilage: Occasional small brown spot.
Finish: I think there’s a crease at the top.

351191227581   Sold for 52.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q3l46dh 17TH-18THC ITALIAN LONG BURATTO FILET LINEN ALTER CLOVER W/FRINGE AS FOUND RARE!
Size: 25″ x 104″ with 4″ fringe.
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 15, 2014 10:05:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1,Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A linen border with Punto Tirato Tela Sfilata. This is the name given to this work in early pattern books. It is not Buratto, which is an embroidered leno weave net.  This is a very interesting example, more geometric than really early examples. It also doesn’t have the earlier three-part construction – a main border surrounded by two narrower ones. Threads are drawn out to form the square mesh, which is then overcast to secure. The remaining cloth forms the pattern. This one looks like it was drawn out of the original cloth; note the pulled thread hemstitching.  Fringe is a separate addition.  It’s unusual to find this type of work in an original cloth.  I’m thinking it’s a 19th c product.
A really interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some holes in the mesh and in the upper linen.
Soilage: Age yellowing.
Finish: A few fold creases.

371161959897   1 bidder, $24.99, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/q9b3qhu 17THC RARE! LINEN RETICELLA SQUARE CLOTH W/PUNTO EN ARIA EDGE FIGURAL W/QUEEN
Size: 44″ x 50″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 15, 2014 10:05:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1,Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A linen cloth with cutout squares of needlelace and larger squares of needleweaving. I’d love to get this under the microscope. The reticella cutouts look like they might have a base made from the original linen cloth, which despite the figural work, takes them a little out of the Punto in Aria category. But the stitches look rather open – this might be a knotted stitch, or perhaps Flemish work.
What is much harder to understand is the border, and the larger squares, which appear to be needlewoven on a needle-made mesh. If this really is an early piece it might be the ‘Mezza Mandolina’ as shown in Leavey’s “Lace, A History”, plate 99. Needleweaving isn’t something you normally think of in early laces, but there are a few documented pieces in the OIDFA De Linnenkast publications that might point toward a slightly later Nederlands origin. I’m also bothered a bit by the buttonhole finish on the outside of the border.  And the condition is almost too good. But we have very little documentation on laces of this type. I’m not prepared to give an estimate of date without closer examination.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few breaks – I see some loose threads, but nothing very serious.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold creases.

331343043481  331343043481a  331343043481b
3 bidders, $140.50, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/nuq88j8 18THC LOVELY TRANSLUCENT TOILE HAND BRABANT LACE SHAWL DEACCESSIONED MUSEUM
Size: 86″ x 18″ max.
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 15, 2014 10:05:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1,Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A triangular shawl or deep collar of mid 18th c Brabant bobbinlace. The term ‘Brabant’ has many meanings – it refers to region in Belgium, but also is often taken to mean lace made outside of the Brussels area. And the term is applied to a type of lace that is similar in concept to the contemporary Brussels pieced laces, but of  looser construction and more elementary design. It was easier to make, and often found in very wide flounces. This piece appears to have been adapted from a larger work, and contains both brides and the type of plaited ground often found in contemporary Flemish and Milanese laces. It has been nicely adapted to the shawl form.
Provenance:  NYC museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut from another piece.
Damage: Occasional broken mesh thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some fold creases.

331343043669   331343043669a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l3259f3 MUSEUM Q UALITY ANTIQUE FRENCH DEEP CARVED MOTHER OF PEARL BRUSSELS ? LACE FAN
Size: 27 cm long, 51 cm wide
Starting Price: $2,500.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Oct 15, 2014 10:19 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1,Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Point d’Angleterre fan, meaning bobbin and needle motifs with a Point de Gaze ground.  The extents of the Point de Gaze motifs makes it a little unusual. No decorative ‘mode’ fillings, just a nice floral design.  Elaborately carved Mother of Pearl (abalone) sticks.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. It’s not entirely clear, but I think this may have a gauze backing.
Damage: Nothing obvious in the lace – a few faults in the sticks.
Soilage: Some spots in the lace mainly along the stick attachment points.
Finish: Expected fan folds.

291243712818   Unsold as of 10/17/2014, 7:48 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/loh2w3n Stunning Antique Brussels Lace Veil Point de Gaze Vintage 19th Century Cathedral
Size: 78″ x 118″
Starting Price: $2,195.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 15, 2014 16:43:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A wedding veil of bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. The raised Point de Gaze roses are unusual in applique – stuffing the petals with cotton is not. I’ve seen this before, and it was usually done during manufacture to give the flowers more shape.
I’m a bit confused by some leaves n the piece, some are obviously bobbinlace, some look a bit more like the machine tapes you find in Princesse lace. The construction of the whole object is also unusual. I’ve never seen an oval veil with this center rectangular piece. Effective, but it’s more common to decorate only the edges of a large piece of tulle with massed flowers around the end of the train, and something shaped for the headpiece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller says there are two or three thread breaks in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller says it has been cleaned and blocked but gives no details on how this was done.
Finish: Nice drape to the piece.

291243948494   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mpkartl Antique Cream Hand Made Lace Collar
Size: 13″ neckline, ~5″ deep
Starting Price: 5.50 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2014 08:01:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller colls.fy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Comments: I like this piece. Nothing elaborate technically, but a good bold design in a small piece. It looks like it’s made from a heavy linen thread, or maybe heavy cotton. The little ‘islands’ among the brides is throwing me, this is often a Belgian technique around Bruges.  But I’m more guessing it’s a french piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

271631155351   Sold for 11.50 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kx3cq8l Antique/vintage silk Maltese lace scarf
Size: 5.5″ x 58″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2014 11:30:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United States
Comments: A narrow Maltese cream silk scarf.  It relies a lot on the large area of interesting ground stitches in a grid running along the length; the border is a more conventional chain of flowers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Several areas of wear and a few small repairs that I can’t find.  A few frayed threads around the outer border.
Soilage: Pale bold color.
Finish: A little wrinkled around the edges.

231356175365   Sold for 32.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k95ttp5 Beautiful Antique Gossamer Fine Silk Handmade Sol Lace Collar & Insertions
Size: collar – 14.25″ neckline, max depth 5″.  Inserts 7.25″ (long?)
Starting Price: 38.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2014 11:30:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A set of silk Ñanduti, which is a little unusual. Normally you see the silk laces in larger collars or scarves. Here we have a choker collar and two things that look like inserts for maybe a table linen. Not really sure what they are for.  Typical palm leaf border around both, and unusual square motifs in the collar – round is more typical as in the inserts.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Upper border coming away a bit on one of the inserts, minor. A few frayed threads.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

271609067344   38.00 GBP Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/nbnqna6 LG REFINED HANDMADE Antique Vtg BLACK FRENCH LE PUY BOBBIN LACE SHAWL COLLAR
Size: 14″ vertically across center, 20″ neckline
Starting Price: $149.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Oct 16, 2014 18:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A black silk large collar of probably Le Puy guipure. Le Puy is well known for the variety of ground stitches, well evident here. Also for motifs against a point ground in smaller areas – see around the edge of this piece.  The woven leaves are a bit long and narrow, but I still think it’s Le Puy.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some scattered breaks and fraying mostly along neckline. Some motifs separated.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161424383871   $149.99 Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/kkk274h Large volant dentelle ancienne vers 1880 Ref 2 lot 2 TDM
Size: 44 cm x 335 cm
Starting Price: 49.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 17, 2014 13:44:11 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A wide, long Chantilly border. Romantic floral border – a little hard to see the flow since it only shown on the manikin. Esprits in the ground, scalloped swags along the lower border.  Design is a little large, but so is the piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure at top.
Damage: One area of repair near top edge.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace. Small holes and pinholes in the ground.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

261622225359   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qfvh93l BEAUTIFUL LARGE WHITE ANTIQUE HONITON BOBBIN LACE COLLAR. ROSES. THISTLE
Size: neckline 44″, 5.75″ deep
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 17, 2014 10:39:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton collar, snails/slugs style, nicely made. I think the mesh is needlemade, which puts this in the Honiton Point category. Good areas of woven leadwork tallies, although not too extensive.  The piece has a very nice presence.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few broken and detached threads.
Soilage: Some light soiling around part of the neckline.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

251674098416   Sold for 56.89 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m3j95wx Antique/vintage Bedfordshire lace collar/dress front – to fit child
Size: 12.5″ neckline.  front length 4.1″.
Starting Price: 8.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 17, 2014 11:05:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Beds dress front with attached choker collar.  Beds normally doesn’t have a point ground, but the inserts with woven leaves are more typical. As are the looped edge plaiting.  An unusual design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles.

331343079979   Sold for 8.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/otbevdw Antique/vintage Bedfordshire lace collar/dress front – to fit child
Size: 2″ x (50″ and 48″)
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 17, 2014 11:25:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels or Devon pieced bobbinlace border with droschel ground. I’m leaning more toward Brussels – mid 18th c.  Good design, and note the decorations in the clothwork, and fairly elaborate fillings combined with bride ground.
Provenance:  the Hext textile collection, write the seller for details.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if cut, one is in a circle. There seems to be a wider piece added on to the end of the other.  Engrelure added at top.
Damage: A few pinholes and pulls in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light creasing in places.

390946668836   Sold for 82.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q86j7yn Good lengths of 18th Century antique Georgian lace trim with provenance [A]
Size: 1.75″ x (43″, 27″, 31″)
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 17, 2014 11:25:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: Three segments of  a probable Devon pieced bobbinlace with droschel ground, mid 18th c. There is one join, and the area to the right of this seems to have been replaced with another piece of lace – the droschel is oriented in a different direction and made of a thinner thread.
Provenance:  the Hext textile collection, write the seller for details.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut at ends, engrelure added. One join. Engrelure at top.
Damage: Expected pulls and pinholes.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390946669336   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pd5v4jp Good length of 18th Century antique Georgian lace trim with provenance [D]
Size: 1.75″ x 50″
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 17, 2014 11:33:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: A final border of a pieced bobbinlace with droschel ground
Provenance:  the Hext textile collection, write the seller for details.  This one is a bit more complex than the ones in the previous reviews, with some partridge eye ground, and some decoration to the clothwork. Yet the ground tends to closely follow the motif outlines, which is more Devon-like. But the raised work is a little more carefully done than you generally see in Devon of this period. I do think the design is more on the English than Flemish side.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.   One join.
Damage: Small holes, pinholes and general wear thoughout.
Soilage: Creamy color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

361074466946   Sold for 26.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l69fvog Exquisite Antique Maltese Silk Lace Lappet/Scarf-66″
Size: 66″ x 6″
Starting Price: $155.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 19, 2014 1:40 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pacaapam03, Western Victoria, Australia
Comments: A lappet scarf of Maltese, which is difficult to see against the light background. It has a series of Maltese crosses alternating with flowers down the center, and guipure/woven leav designs around the edges.  Nice looking piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Two repairs.
Soilage: Cream color
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

281444336780   Unsold as of 10/19/2014 10:39 AM MST.

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Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Dentelles Anciennes – Eventails – Poupees et Textiles – October 21, 2014

Dentelles Anciennes – Eventails – Poupees et Textiles – Collection de Mme X. (4ème partie) et à divers
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 13
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/85b78gl
Time:   Starts at 14:00
Online Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/ntozjx9
Public Viewing: Monday October 20, 2014  11:00 to 18:00
Tuesday morning, October 21, 2014  11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Chayette & Cheval
email: svv.chayettecheval@wanadoo.fr
phone: 33 (0) 1 47 70 56 26
Expert: Mme. Sylvie Daniel
email: sdanielexpert@free.fr
phone: 01 40 44 88 64

Notes: Laces in this auction run from lot 1 to lot 116 with some table linens, costume and fan laces after that. There are a lot of applications, Point de Gaze, and Chantilly that we come to expect in these auctions, but also take a look at:
Lot 16 – Alençon cap back, mid 18th c
Lots 22 and 24 – High quality Point de Gaze handkerchiefs.
Lot 25 – Set of monogrammed laces, probably application on machine net.
Lot 37 – Alençon or Sedan flounce, something similar in Lot 34.
Lot 39 – Burano flounce.
Lot 43 – Good Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground cap back and some application barbes.
Lot 44 – This has a mid 18th c flat grounded Belgian needlelace used as a border.
Lot 51 – Blonde shawl
Lot 52 – Alençon and Mechlin borders.
Lot 60 – Valenciennes de Gand borders.
Lots 67 and 69 – Point de France borders
Lots 15, 17, 18, 19, 62, 66, 83 and 84 – Alençon borders, broken up into several pieces. Lot 68 is an early Alençon piece.
Lots 5, 42, 79, 98, 100 – Notable application on machine net.
Lots 13, 63, 101 – Point de Gaze borders.
Lot 102 – has 2 good ombre shaded Valenciennes borders.
Lots 103 and 104 – collections of good 18th and 19th century borders.
Lot 222 – Duvelleroy Art Nouoveau fan, hard to identify the lace. Might be needlelace.
Lot 250- probably a Belgian needlelace fan, the photo isn’t coming through too well.
Lot 256 – Point de Gaze fan, see also lots 255, 267, 270 for other good PtG fans.

Drouot is an organization of auction houses throughout France, including their main facility, the Hôtel Drouot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Established in 1852, Hôtel Drouot held a monopoly on French antiques auctions until legal reforms opened the way for international competition in 2000.  The Gazette Drouot http://www.gazette-drouot.com/ lists upcoming auctions.
Bidding:  Obviously you can come and bid in person. Phone or absentee bids are accepted by Chayette & Cheval.
Drouot Live bidding: Log on to http://www.drouotlive.com/ for the live auction registration button. All bidders must first register with Drouot and for the specific auction (before October 21st for this sale).
Drouot Online bidding:
Login at http://www.drouotonline.com/ for online auctions. Again you must first register with Drouot, and for the specific sale. There is a cutoff date for bids, which you leave before the auction bids.  I don’t see the option for online bidding for this auction as of the date of this post.  That usually comes closer to auction time, if it is an option at all.
Buyer’s Premium:  24% TTC (toutes taxe comprises, on the price and VAT) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash (there are limits), Swift, Bancaire or the Drouot Card.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-two items – October 5, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/m3zzwtw Victorian Spanish silver blonde lace mantilla/fascinator with original note
Size: 24″ x 57″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 05, 2014 03:39:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A white or cream silk blonde mantilla. French or Spanish, hard to tell given the design.  The fillings are a honeycomb rather than the 6-pointed star favored in the Catalonian blondes.  Floral design with a heavy border – technique is excellent, the design is not very elaborate, but effective.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes, one larger damaged area in the upper right of the photo.  Looks like there are a few repairs to the ground.
Soilage: The thread is a rather cream color in the photos, might be aging.
Finish: Some fold creases.

351182639257   Sold for 70.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pgcvd2n very well worked large antique irisah crochet clones lace collar
Size: not given
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 05, 2014 08:41:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A silk Irish Crochet collar.  IC in silk does come up occasionally, and the motifs are sometimes a little limited due to the difficulties with the thread.  The rings edging this collar are very typical, and this is mirrored in the design of the grapes. There’s a little raised work in the flowers, but mainly the relief in a piece like this relies on the covered heavy base thread.  Picots are crocheted loops.
Provenance:  A white
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Some stains around the neck edge.
Finish: Some raised work a little folded – very minor.  The type of thread doesn’t hold creases or wrinkles well, which is good.

351182784560   Sold for 18.66 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nxe967v Exquisite antique handmade Brussels Duchesse lace wedding handkerchief
Size: 35 cm square
Starting Price: 52.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 05, 2014 08:41:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Typical floral design with a few needle made knots used as fillings – esprits in the open ground.  Nicely sculpted border next to the cloth, and the motifs in the corners are well handled.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.  Tulle looks in good shape.
Soilage: Seller has laundered the piece but gives no details on the process.
Finish: Some rolled work veins aren’t straight, usually a sign of slight shrinkage from washing – who knows when this might have occurred.  Light wrinkling in the cloth, probably along past fold lines.

191351122977   Sold for 77.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ppwqtzv 91 ins antique/vintage reticella style lace – poss. ecclesiastical
Size: 7.2″ x 91″
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 05, 2014 08:41:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A ‘Reticella Style’ (I like that terminology) border.  The raised work incorporated reminds me of early Greek Reticellas, although the clothwork is a bit loosely done.  I’m thinking it’s either a Greek or Cyprus product.  These were often made as trimming for table or bed linens – but the cross motif in the points might be ecclesiastical, as the seller suggests.  Good, even work, and the 1930’s date makes sense, although this kind of work is still being made today.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, and seller says both ends are finished.
Damage: A localized loose area along the top edge – looks like there’s an attempted repair.
Soilage: A bit cream colored, might be just aging.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231346391016   Sold for 44.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ngkfjzb  Antique Lace Bertha Collar Handmade Bedfordshire Lace 19th century
Size: 19″ neckline, 14″ center depth
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 05, 2014 12:26:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comment: This shawl collar does have a Beds feel, and Beds workers often made narrower collars with a shaped center piece surrounded by straight borders, usually ruffled. But it does look a little off the Beds track, especially with the center flower against a point ground – that’s a Le Puy characteristic, as is the elaborate ground.  Beds-type trails and woven leaves are there, but you also see this in French pieces. And this particular shaped collar is a form seen in Le Puy.  Jury’s out on this one. It is an impressive piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites possible small repairs along neck edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled, minor.

351182965156   Sold for 35.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kaeqvwl 4 Yards BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLE LACE
Size: 5″ x 4 yards
Starting Price: $275.05 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 05, 2014 17:00:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller nojunkplz, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Comment: A long border of Point de Gaze with an elegant, higher-end market design. No raised work, but it doesn’t need any.  The flowers are quite naturalistic, and there are a variety of well-done decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  It’s a little hard to see in the photos, but there seems to be widely spaced looped picots along the lower edge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell how they are finished.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes throughout the mesh.
Soilage: Off white color
Finish: A little shrunken, perhaps from a past wash.  Light wrinkling and some elements folded along the lower edge, minor.

321536638925   Sold for $600.00, 17 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qfsfxbr Exquisite Antique Vintage Lace LAPPET Brussels scarf veil sash
Size: 5.5″ x 56″
Starting Price: $174.99
Auction ends: Oct 05, 2014 19:07:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller messycounter, Sumterville, Florida, United States
Comment: A narrow scarf of Point d’Angleterre, fine bobbin-made motifs with a Point de Gaze ground and raised needle-made rings used as fillings. An interesting piece, and one of the better later 19th c Belgian laces. The design is quite dense and some of the motifs show nice originality.
Provenance:  From an English estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the mesh, especially near the center.
Soilage: Seller cites some light storage discoloration, which I interpret as a few small brown stains, minor.
Finish: Some motifs a little shrunken, probably from a past wash. This doesn’t affect all motifs equally.

351183211639   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kh2g35r ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CARVED & PIERCED BONE (BOVINE) & CREAM BRUSSLES LACE FAN c1880
Size: 14.5″ high, 25″ across
Starting Price: $99.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 06, 2014 12:10:08 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller rupertandtoby, Surrey, United Kingdom
Comment: A fan of Duchesse de Bruxelles with carved bone sticks.  No raised work in the nice Point de Gaze insert.  Conventional Duchesse bobbin motifs with simple needle-made fillings. The overall design is a little crowded, but it works well.
Provenance:  From an English estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One rib has come away from the lace.  Lace looks OK. Point de Gaze mesh looks good.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected creases for a fan.

251638506694   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ka6q8g4 dentelle ancienne à l’aiguille 18ème Argentan document antique needle lace
Size: 7 cm to 9 cm x 175 cm
Starting Price: 55.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 07, 2014 09:18:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comment: A set of Alençon lappets joined at the center – they are quite long.  Typical Louis XVI style with a heavier edge and light motifs throughout the rest of the mesh.  Rèseau fin along the edges, and brides tortillèe in the center.  This combination was made both in Alençon and Argentan, with the Argentan industry being far smaller.  Some Argentan lacemakers say that horsehair was never used in Argentan lace, and I don’t see any sign of it here, at least not left in the work. A thinner black horsehair was generally used for the picots but withdrawn later.  So it might be Argentan, but there’s really no way of telling. Recent ‘standards’ for identification coming mainly out of France attribute Argentan to a much more elaborate pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Joined with a zigzag seam in the center.
Damage: Some serious holes in the mesh throughout, although fairly localized near the upper centers of the lappets and toward the lower ends.  Repairs evident.
Soilage: Ecru color
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301327962269   301327962269a   Sold for 78.00 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lwfoz93 LG REVERSIBLE HANDMADE Antique Vtg DIMENSIONAL IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR
Size: 36.5″ neckline, 55″ outside edge, 6.75″ across widest point, 5.5″ vertical depth
Starting Price: $179.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Oct 07, 2014 18:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comment: An Irish Crochet dress front, although with the long points it would be used as a collar with the bib to the back.  Interesting technique – everything seems to be built on the base thread with one single additional row. Gives it a tape-like appearance and some freedom in motif design.  Lots of raised work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151404923403   Unsold as of 10/10/2014, 7:52 PM MST

http://tinyurl.com/mp3x4r9 Large volant dentelle ancienne vers 1800 Ref 1 lot 2 TDM
Size: ~36 cm x 325 cm
Starting Price: 39.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 08, 2014 01:37:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France
Comment: A wide, very long flounce of Chantilly.  Good romantic design of flowers following an undulating trail above a vertical design of leaves.  Lots of esprits in the ground.  It has the very black look of Belgian products.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut or finished. Engrelure at the top.
Damage: One large hole, one racroc split, a few minor holes and pinholes.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

261608682360   Sold for 51.00 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ms29uvw Très longue 9 m, fine et belle dentelle ancienne vers 1880 Ref 3 lot 2 TDM
Size: 24 cm x 900 cm
Starting Price: 79.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 08, 2014 01:57:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France
Comment: A narrower, but very long flounce of Chantilly.  Again with the black look that might indicate Belgian manufacture.  The design is fairly simple with a swag with a simple flower filling the spaces n the scalloped border.  No esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut or finished. Engrelure at top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.

251660433278   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kcwoauq ANTIQUE LACE – HONITON LACE CUFFS – ROSES
Size: 24 cm x 900 cm
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 08, 2014 02:09:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire,  United Kingdom
Comment: A matched set of Honiton guipure cuffs.  Picoted irregular brides.    Woven tally leadwork fillings, but they aren’t very elaborate.  The photos are a little overexposed so it’s difficult to see the stitch structure, but they look tightly woven.  Mostly whole-stitch, little half-stitch.  Dense design, snails/slugs style.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional frayed bride.
Soilage: Looks clean,
Finish: Some folding of motifs along the edges.

191357924091   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mdoffxy Très longue 5 m25 fine et belle dentelle ancienne vers 1880 Ref 6 lot13 TDM
Size: 16.5 cm x 525 cm
Starting Price: 49.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 08, 2014 02:35:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France
Comment: A fairly narrow, long Chantilly border.  Note the extensive honeycomb fillings, also some ‘islands’ connected by bars in the lower circular spaces.  And particularly note the finish to the upper edge – all this speaks to a better quality piece.  Typical romantic 2nd empire design with one large rose hanging down into the edge scallops. A little asymmetry in the scallops gives the piece interest.  Again, the darker black thread which might indicate Belgian manufacture.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: A few irregular creases, minor.  Looks unused.

261608722362   Sold for 49.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pa5gw3v 18THC RARE PT DE PARIS LAPPETS PAIR AS FOUND
Size: each ~3″ x 22″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Oct 08, 2014 02:35:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comment: A pair of Alençon lappets, ~3rd quarter 18th c.  Very typical design concentrating on well-done decorative ‘mode’ fillings, with rather plain motifs.  It’s rare that lace of this style/period survives in very good condition, this set has seen some wear but in general not too bad.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: There’s an interesting small addition to the top of each lappet.
Damage: Breaks in the mesh and in some of the clothwork throughout.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to judge color or staining against the red background.
Finish: No serious creases or wrinkles.

371156467477   $175.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/ozpsfeu PIZZO DI CANTU’ AUTO D’EPOCA – CANTU’BOBBIN LACE, CLASSIC CAR FILATO PER TOMBOLO
Size: 12 cm x 25 cm  (the car in the first photo)
Starting Price: 80.00 EUR
Auction ends: Oct 09, 2014 09:05:08 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller simoneconsonni, Alserio, Italy
Comment: This description is only for the first photo below. There are more of these listed, see items #321540492414, #321540489802, #321540487646, and #321540479560.  They are delightful modern pieces, apparently in a Cantù  style.  Beautifully made.
Provenance:  Made by the seller’s aunt who had more than 50 yeas of experience.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Read for framing.

321540484153  321540492414   321540489802
321540487646   321540479560  No bids on any of these.

http://tinyurl.com/l22lwwc Antique/vintage Honiton lace fall cap
Size: 10″ x 34″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 09, 2014 11:16:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure fallcap or small mantilla headcover.  Snails/slugs style with lots of motifs scattered in the center, kept corralled by a turkey-tail variant border. Good woven tally ‘leadworks’ of varying types.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites one or two broken brides.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331336347358  Sold for 40.20 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/klzjk5j large antique fan mpo handmade (?) lace silver incrusted gilded rivet Victorian
Size: 14.95″ tall, 26.5″ wide opened.
Starting Price: 99.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 09, 2014 12:15:08 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gertjanvanveghel2009, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Comments: A fan of Brussels application on machine net.  Beautiful asymmetric naturalistic design. This was not an easy piece to make with all the little feathery leaves.  Unusual – there are extensive areas of needle-run fillings. Higher quality Mother of Pearl sticks with silver and gold decoration.  Wonder if that’s a diamond in the rivet.  A higher end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Brown stains in the tulle.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

111477281193   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k8uqoom HANDMADE Antique Vtg BLACK CHANTILLY BOBBIN LACE MOURNING MANTILLA SCARF PANEL
Size: 16″ x 35″
Starting Price: $64.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 09, 2014 17:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A silk Chantilly hat veil.  Fairly wide scalloped border with esprits in the main ground.  The holes along the top edge are for a ribbon to secure the veil to the hat crown.   Good simple design, nicely worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few holes and pinholes in the mesh.  Might be one racroc repair.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161418042229   Unsold as of 10/10/14 7:55 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/q949ne5 LARGE ANTIQUE BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE FAN LEAF. POINT DE GAZE INSERT. HAND MADE.
Size: 9.25″ deep, 26.5″ wide
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 10, 2014 10:12:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse fan leaf, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts, and minimal decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Excellent design of masses of flowers all with a nice flow across the leaf.  Bobbin motifs are fairly conventional, but well used in the entire design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color, a few age marks and soiling.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

251666434685   Sold for 101.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o73vcrz ANTIQUE BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE FAN LEAF. HAND MADE.
Size: 5.25″ deep, 18.75″ wide
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Oct 10, 2014 10:22:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges fan leaf. It has a good bold look with open spaces in the center, and a leaf border on the sides.  Some raised work in the bobbinlace, no needlelace accents.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One of the leaves along the top edge has been replaced with a machine-made piece.
Damage: A few detached brides.
Soilage: Some pale marks.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

251666443567   Sold for 73.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pny8ef4 Antique Chantilly Lace Mantilla Veil Scarf Black 84″ x 21″ C. 1850’s VC63
Size: 22.5″ x 84″
Starting Price: 150.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Oct 11, 2014 04:37:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lois437, Commerce Township, Michigan, United States
Comments: A narrow triangular Chantilly shawl. A nice shape, well filled with typical floral sprays.  No esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  quote – “We acquired this piece from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art”.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One racroc split.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some light creasing, or maybe it’s just not laying flat.

251642710204   No bids.

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