Ebay Alerts! Twenty-six items – December 14, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/mbony5g ANTIQUE LACE HANDMADE IRISH CROCHET FALLCAP
Size: cap – 10″, ends 3.5″ x 36″
Starting Price: $40.00
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2014, 11:21 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet fallcap.  Meandering design resembling some of the earlier ‘imitation guipure’ patterns in Irish Crochet. There is a little bit of a discontinuity in design down the center of the cap portion, but it all looks original.  This is Irish Crochet used as an actual textile, which I find very interesting.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One broken edge along one lappet.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

221631192271   Sold for $41.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n6uw3w8 ANTIQUE LACE GOOD LENGTH OF HANDMADE KNOTTED MEDITERRANEAN LACE
Size: 1-1/8″ x 120″
Starting Price: $20.00
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2014, 11:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: This looks like a border of Tunisian Chebka lace http://tinyurl.com/7hun6q7 although it’s a little more complex than usual. This is one of the Mediterranean knotted laces, and this particular type was often marketed in France.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, not sure about the other.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

221631205276  Sold for $20.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m9xzmkb Small bundle antique/vintage silk lace
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 8.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2014, 12:05 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: These really look like Beds, but made in silk which is unusual.  Another unusual thing is the motif which looks like a cuff, but the same motif is chained together in a circle.  The smaller pieces probably are meant for the ends of a narrow scarf.
So I’ll go with English Beds, but wonder if anyone has another interpretation?
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Slight wrinkling, a few edge loops are a little twisted.

231414680901   Sold for 21.50 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nbag8u4 Late 19th Century Antique Hand Made Crochet Irish Lace Dress Collar
Size: 34″ neckline
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2014, 1:25 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller golden-flower, Redford, Michigan, United States
Comments: An elaborate Irish Crochet collar, I think it’s French work from the type of ornamentation.  Clones knots n the ground, and note the tightly worked motifs and the elaborately raised layers in the center rose. The narrow segments of the leaves are also typically French techniques.  I do find the design a bit confused.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One broken motif near the end of one tip. A little weakness at the end of the other tip where the stem meets the large flower.
Soilage: Ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkling.

201236578813   Sold for $31.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q4zwxf7 ANTIQUE VINTAGE HANDMADE HONITON LACE COLLAR + HONITON LACE DRESS TRIM
Size: collar: 46 cm neckline, 9 cm deep.  cuff: 26 cm x 9 cm.
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2014, 1:41 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller caitlinlanevintage, Merriott, Somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar and what appears to be a single cuff of Honiton. They don’t match. Snails/slugs style with good woven tally leadworks in flower centers.  The collar has plaited picoted brides, the cuff has a needle-made ground. Good tight work in the motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, but there’s no complete photo of the cuff so hard to tell. Machine-made engrelure added to the collar neckline.
Damage: One broken area in a filling.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: Vertical fold and other creases.

191437254778   Sold for 51.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nz3raz3 BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE TENERIFE LACE WHITE SHAWL PP173
Size: 20″ x 57″
Starting Price: $50.00
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2014, 4:21 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textilemagic, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Comments: A triangular shawl of Ñanduti from Paraguay.  Photos are a bit unclear, but it does have the palm leaf border and elaborate ground between motifs which is typical of this lace. I see three different Sol motifs, and there are probably more variety.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Difficult to tell from the photos, but seller thinks it might be unused.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Seems to have some fold creases.

331408890756   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pdasgjn Antique English Honiton Bobbin Lae Floral Motif Cameo Insertion Flower Handmade
Size: 2.5″ x 3.5″
Starting Price: $36.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Dec 14, 2014, 7:52 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A flower spray of Honiton, probably meant for applique on machine net. They come up for sale more than you might think.  Note the little threads connecting parts of the design so that it keeps its shape.  Lovely piece, well worked, with a a main rose and several other flowers. Definitely breaking out of the snails/slugs mode.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘overall light patina’.
Finish: A little curling at various points. The attached tag isn’t doing it an good.

291316991175   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ospp5ha A Scrumptious Long Length Of Antique Brussels Lace.
Size: 10 cm x 225 cm
Starting Price: 78.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 15, 2014, 11:40 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Bruges Bloemwerk. Typical rose and leaf motifs outlined with gimp. Single woven tally filings n centers, rectangular picoted plaited brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks cut, probably around the motifs, hard to see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351251347799   Sold for 78.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nhbeqte Antique Regency/ Victorian Mourning Bonnet Veil- Black Silk Bobbin Lace on Tulle
Size: 28″ x 17.5″
Starting Price: 64.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Dec 15, 2014, 3:32 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: I’m not exactly sure what to make of this piece.  The motifs look like black Blonde de Caen, but the net looks like machine tulle – it doesn’t look like embroidered net. I think that the motifs were cut from something else and appliqued onto machine net.  The net does seem to run behind some motifs, and one photo shows what looks like a separate picot edge attached.  Interesting, wish there were a photo of the entire piece laid flat.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Looks like an assembled piece.
Damage: Some frayed edges to the motifs, occasional small hole.
Soilage: Hard to tell with black lace – might be some rust here.
Finish: Fold creases.

271609136860   Unsold as of 12/16/2014 7:30 AM PST.

http://tinyurl.com/klumbl9 Antique Brussels Lace Fichu Lappet Collar Lg Striking 19thC Handmade Duchesse
Size: 60″ around outside, 6″ max depth.
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: Dec 15, 2014, 8:14 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller micu02, Montevideo, Uruguay
Comments: A collar of Duchesse de Bruges with some needlelace rings used as simple fillings. Good floral design with nice movement, especially the large leaf sprays. There is no photo of the entire thing laid out flat, but the front pieces are lappets with a slightly angled termination.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few minor broken brides.
Soilage: Yellowish, a little soiling around back neckline.
Finish: Fold crease down center back.

321616153111   Sold for $125.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nq937yy Intricate Antique Handmade Flemish Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 16″ neckline, 4.5″ depth.
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2014, 12:59 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: This linen tape lace collar has an Eastern European or maybe even Russian look.  Sometimes you see things like this from Italy, but I think the design is a little less precise than the Northern or Central Italian patterns. Jard to place something like this exactly.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it is freshly laundered and professionally pressed, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: Fold crease down center back.

281499668085   Unsold as of 12/18/2014 12:45 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/oqatvmo ANTIQUE LACE STUNNING EARLY HANDMADE BRUSSELS LACE CAP BACK C 1750
Size: 11″ x 8.5″ not counting engrelure at the bottom.
Starting Price: $15.00
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2014, 1:20 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A cap back of Flemish pieced bobbinlace with bride ground, exceptional design and technique. Symmetric pattern with delicate picoted brides. Two different kinds of fillings, one with some woven squares. I’d put it 3rd quarter 18th c, maybe a little earlier. Most authors attribute this kind of lace to Brussels, although the reasons aren’t entirely clear.  I’m seriously thinking of identifying laces more ‘in the style’ of rather than committing to a definite attribution.  Excellent lace was being made in the surrounding countryside, and the magnificent dress of Empress Maria Theresa was made in Ghent.
The added engrelure at the the bottom is a bit puzzling. Surviving complete ‘heads’ of cap back, lappets and frill usually show the lappets sewn directly to the cap back with the bottom edge free.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Engurelure added at bottom.
Damage: Seller cites a few broken brides at bottom right and center of flower at left center edge.
Soilage: Seller cites one tiny stain at the center.  Light cream color.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles.

221628033970   Sold for $1,232.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ox8kgr7 Antique 19thc. Bobbin Lace Capelet
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $39.00
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2014, 7:00 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: Given the general symmetric design and the rather rounded motifs, the types of small flowers and motif scalloped edges, I’m thinking his little cape looks like Swiss Neuchâtel.  Motifs are done in cloth stitch rather than halfstitch, and this is one of the identifying characteristics of Swiss work.  Neuchâtel does tend to have a little more 6-pointed star fillings rather than strict honeycomb, but I do have examples in my own collection with both.  The clothwork is a little more loosely woven than my examples, but not much.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few broken brides at bottom right and center of flower at left center edge.
Soilage: Seller cites two small spots, one on upper right shoulder, one on lower left lappet near the bottom.
Finish: A few very minor wrinkles.

251750701495   Sold for $208.50, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l49o426 Majestic Antique 19thc. Blonde Chantilly ? Lace Shawl or Yardage
Size: 34″ x 120″
Starting Price: $900.00
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2014, 7:00 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: Note the contrast between this piece and the little cape above. The design is more naturalistic. Although there is some half stitch shading, most of the work is in whole stitch, and I’m thinking this is a French Bayeux piece, which uses both. This type of lace is not well documented, but I have seen it in other very large pieces.
I’ve been trying to spot racroc lines, and I see somethings running vertically across the width, but there are no clear divisions in the design. And look at the 9th photo, there are several areas where the mesh is laid on top of the motifs (we are probably looking at the back). Which makes me think that there’s some working of the mesh around parts of the design like you see with early droschel.  But this is definitely a 2nd Empire design.  Could use more closeups of these areas.  It could be a hybrid piece, perhaps Belgian.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Seller says ends are finished, but there aren’t any photos of those areas.
Damage: Seller cites three tiny holes.  Slight fraying along the bottom edge in spots.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

261694745953   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k9ncu62 Vintage Antique Point De Gaze Lace Sample
Size: 10.5″ x 22.5″
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: Dec 16, 2014, 7:00 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: This is a fragment of a high-end market Point de Gaze flounce. What is really interesting are the farming implements in the scallops at the lower edge.  No raised work and not much in the way of decorative fillings.  But the dense, elaborate design holds very well on its own.  Wish there were more.  The mesh looks extremely fine.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Some holes in the Point de Gaze mesh especially at the top.
Soilage: Seller cites “patina of age and a few negligible areas of slight oxidation”.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

261694793337   Sold for $208.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nblveoa Antique Honiton Lace Collar – 19th c
Size: 7.25″ deep center, 22″ neckline, 17″ down the sides.
Starting Price: 63.75 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2014, 2:23 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Honiton. Snails/slugs style, nicely arranged with well done large flowers around the outside, and smaller ones along the neckline. In-between is a slightly asymmetric floral arrangement.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, but three small hooks down one side.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites numerous small areas of light storage stains.
Finish: Minor wrinkling.

351227682157   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q7eljb4 dentelle ancienne point de gaze antique Brussels lace bridal set encaje antigua
Size: 8 cm x 460 cm, 19 cm x 495 cm
Starting Price: 90.00 EUR with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2014, 10:26 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: Two long matching Point de Gaze borders. Very unusual to find a set like this.  No raised work, and just a few decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Naturalistic, impressive design – high end market pieces.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends finished so they roughly match in design.  1 cm wide engrelure attached.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller calls the color “blanc ancien” with some small yellow spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

400823017196   705.00 EUR, 8 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/m8vokef Antique Lace Edging Brussels Duchesse point de Gaze Handmade 98″ by 7 1/2″
Size: 7.5″ x 98″
Starting Price: $345.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2014, 3:03 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sheltielass, United States
Comments: An elaborate border of Brussels Duchesse. No raised work in athe Point de Gaze inserts. Note the raised flowers on half-stitch background in the bobbinlace.  Quite an elaborate rather busy design with an elegant presence. Seller thinks it might date to about 1900.
Provenance:  Estate of a lace collector.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: Occasional small hole and broken bride.
Soilage: Some areas of mild discoloration.
Finish: Light creasing, minor.

271704083323   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/nqabn45 Antique VICTORIAN 1860 HONITON LACE Handkerchief Hanky hand made English Wedding
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2014, 3:59 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylania, United States
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief, snails/slugs style.   Plaited picoted brides, and extensive woven tally leadworks. Turkey tail motifs around the outside, stylized leaves and flowers next to the cloth.
Provenance:  Estate of a lace collector.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One separation along lower left age. Occasional broken bride and frayed thread.
Soilage: Antique white color.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.  Looks a little worn.

261698848899   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kklg5so ANTIQUE LACE TWO LENGTHS OF EARLY ITALIAN BOBBIN LACE FOR STUDY
Size: 1.25″ x (70″ and 35″)
Starting Price: $20.00
Auction ends: Dec 17, 2014, 6:38 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: Two sections of a tightly woven plaited lace in the style of early Venetian bobbinlace. Hard to tell if it is really old, however the tightness of the plaits speak in its favor.  Quite a god looped design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut each end.
Damage: longer one three breaks along the foot edge, short one has three holes.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases, but a little wrinkled so it doesn’t lay perfectly flat.

221634349057   Sold for $27.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mvr5k4p ANTIQUE FRENCH MECHLIN LACE ALTAR FRONTAL ANTEPEDIUM ON GOLD METALLIC FABRIC
Size: 2.75″ x 82″
Starting Price: $55.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Dec 18, 2014, 4:56 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller fatiguedfrenchfindstimeworntreasures, Castanet, France
Comments: A border of Mechlin attached to fabric with a tulle header – perhaps for religious use. Nice border of daisy-like flowers, with 5 rows of buds used as esprits. Straight lower edge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Mounted on gold colored fabric, also attached to a wide tulle header.
Damage: Seller cites two small breaks on the right end.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some fold creases.

281501622329   Unsold as of 12/18/2014 12:38 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/q45olh5 Très belle et grande et fine dentelle ancienne XIXe Bel état Réf. Jade
Size: 36 cm x 490 cm
Starting Price: 155.00 EUR with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 19, 2014, 9:18 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A wide, long crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. A few needlelace accents in some flowers. It’s not a very complex design; flowers in ovals with an undulating trail of leaves above. No esprits.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A few small holes in the mesh at one end.
Soilage: Some small areas of brown spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles – it seems to have been rolled on a bolt. The motifs look a little shrunken; usually a sign of washing. But this doesn’t really looked very used.

251754385664   201.00 EUR, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/ngohb47 Vers 1880 MOUCHOIR de MARIAGE – Dentelle Duchesse XIXe Tès bel état Ref Jade 8
Size: 35 cm x 36 cm
Starting Price: 195.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 19, 2014, 9:18 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Elegant design, good technique. Note the little esprits n the net, and especially the finely worked border next to the cloth.  A nice example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A little off-white in color.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.

251754418648   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/krdfz36 Antique Brussels Belgian Lace Veil Yardage 25 FT /Bridal Veil
Size: 20″ x more than 25 feet long
Starting Price: $2,850.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Dec 19, 2014, 7:00 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: A crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net.  The needlelace seems used primarily in the strapwork, with some needle-made decorative ‘mode’ fillings. No esprits in the upper ground. The design is quite sophisticated, like swirling ribbons.  Unusual, and a nice change from the strictly romantic floral design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Three repair seams, minor. Seller cites a few tiny holes and one place that looks like a puncture.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

261694543143

http://tinyurl.com/meljzbt Mouchoir ancien batiste et dentelle ancienne antique Honiton bobbin lace hankie
Size: 29 cm square
Starting Price: $55.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Dec 20, 2014, 10:45 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Rhône-Alpes, France
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief with needle-made ground. Snails/slugs style with large areas of woven tally leadworks. Quite a variety of motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One filling a little broken.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Slight creasing in the cloth.

301403287977

http://tinyurl.com/o86fopw ANTIQUE IMPORTANT STICKS MOTHER OF PEARL AND LACE HAND FAN 12.59 INCHES
Size: ~12.59″ long, 24.4″ wide
Starting Price: $599.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Dec 20, 2014, 6:25 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller socios22-2009, Castelar, Argentina
Comments: A fan of bobbinlace applique on machine net with Mother of Pearl (Abalone) sticks. Asymmetric design, quite pleasing. The motifs are quite flat, more on the Bruges side.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some fraying along outside edge.
Soilage: A little staining along guard sticks..
Finish: Expected fan folds.

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty items – December 7, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/pjxhohx Stunning long length antique handmade Brussels mixed Point de Gaze lace
Size: 15 cm x 261 cm
Starting Price: 260.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 09:29 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumbries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: I can’t decide whether to call this Brussels Duchesse or Point d’Angleterre. It uses Point de Gaze mesh throughout, like Point d’Angleterre. However there are inserts of pure Point de Gaze (no raised work) motifs like Brussels Duchesse, and the bobbinlace motifs more resemble Duchesse. No decorative ‘mode’ fillings, and the scale of the design looks a bit large for the width of the piece.
Provenance:  From a Scottish country house estate
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Seller cites ~ 6 breaks in the ‘net’ ground.
Soilage: Seller says it is “freshly (and VERY carefully) laundered”, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases, it is a bit wrinkled.

201230103113   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/puagx5g Antique hand made bobbin lace on net tulle ground Honiton / Brussels?
Size: 18 cm x 88 cm
Starting Price: 9.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 11:23 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Note the needle-made decorative fillings, which are not seen in Honiton applique. Some of the fillings look like they might be embroidered on the tulle. Hard to tell since the photos don’t enlarge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Finished on both ends, but I think it’s probably a cut and overcast job.
Damage: A few tiny holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘a few tiny spot marks’.
Finish: Slight creasing, minor.

161503594137   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pm8zm34 A Stunning Large Brussels Point De Gaze Wedding Handkerchief
Size: 40 cm x 39 cm
Starting Price: 52.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 11:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: This looks like a handkerchief of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net. Comes with a box, but the seller is unsure if it is original.  No raised work, and a few simple knotted fillings. The design is fairly elaborate, but lacks details like esprits, shading, and more fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.  No closeup photos of the edges, but they seem slightly worn in spots.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some wrinkling of the center cloth.  The needlelace itself has the slightly shrunken look often associated with past washing.  But the tulle looks OK.

351241810610   Sold for 72.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lqvya67 A Pretty Brussels Lace Flounce
Size: 18 cm x 80 cm
Starting Price: 28.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 11:40 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: This is a short section, with an interesting design.  I’ll call it a very good Bruges Bloemwerk – note the little ‘islands’ in the ground, and the flat motifs with gimp and a little raised work.  Nice regular square mesh picoted bride ground. A good example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: End cut, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311196815576   Sold for 46.02 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pw3qecm A Beautiful Antique Brussels Bertha Collar
Size: 11 cm x 150 cm
Starting Price: 32.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 11:50 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Bruges Bloemwerk bertha collar.  Typical motifs, picoted brides with islands, and some woven ‘tally’ fillings.  Motifs are large conventional Bloemwerk design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little frayed along the neckline.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311196826786   311196826786a   Sold for 32.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lkfptl3 * Antique IRISH YOUGHAL Needle LACE Scarf / Tie *
Size: 3.25″ to 4.25″ x 39″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 12:43 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: An scarf with ends of Youghal needlelace. There is also a typical Youghal toothed edge running along all sides of the cloth in the scarf.  Altogether an unusual piece with a nicely worked design in the lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little frayed along the edges, occasional loose thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little light creasing, minor.

161503605861   Sold for $157.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/onuncxm Very Early Antique Handmade Valenciennes/ Binche/ Flemish Lace- Late 1600’s
Size: 4.5″ x 50″
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 12:48 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A short length of late 17th, early 18th c “Binche”.  Binche is generally a problem for early laces since it was a small industry much in competition with Valenciennes. Val laces developed through several stages, one of which involved grounds of snowflake/partridge eyes. We don’t really know if the same type was made at Binche. However there are a few early pieces with a ‘Binche’ attribution, looking much like this piece – more a guipure design. What the actual truth is remains an excellent subject for research.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut ends, cloth tape added at top.
Damage: Several holes, frayed lower edge.
Soilage: Seller says it is in “freshly laundered and professionally pressed condition” but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

281515724272   Sold for 217.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pk3mn36 16th C. Italian Bobbin Lace Narrow Edging  Yardage
Size: 1.5″ x 4 yards
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Dec 7, 2014, 1:24 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A length of plaited bobbinlace, in the style of early pattern books like “Le Pompe”, or the “Nuw Modelbuch” by an author only known as R.M. Getting an absolute date on pieces like this is extremely difficult – you look at the general pattern, and then the wear patterns or ‘patina’ of the linen thread. Very early pieces also tend to be quite tightly woven, and we don’t know much about the finishing processes they may have gone through. Without other information I’d say this looks like an early piece, but I won’t commit to anything definite – and things like this were copied in later years. I’m sending some pieces of my own collection off for carbon dating later this year.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Hard to tell but looks a aged in color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141490780633   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m7dl7hf ANCIENNE DENTELLE DE VALENCIENNES : 3,40m x 5cm
Size: 5 cm x 3.4 m
Starting Price: 4.50 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 6:12 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ninou21patch, chez moi, FRANCE, France
Comments: A length of square mesh Valenciennes. Simple floral design, tightly woven, with one free lozenge in the upper mesh per repeat.  Quite precise and elegant looking.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. A few threads in the mesh, might have been sewn to something at one point. But it does look unused.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream color.  I see a few small brown spots.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.

371204416556   Sold for 27.00 EUR, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kf72jep Antique/vintage embroidered net lace square hat veil
Size: 45″ square
Starting Price: 45.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 10:46 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A square veil of embroidered net. The embroidery looks needle-run with some interesting and varied fillings which tend to change in the repeats.  Delicate floral border done in excellent technique – might be a Lierre piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Pinholes and several small repairs to the tulle (including some replacement of the net).  Seller counts 11 of these.
Soilage: Seller says “Has been laundered and now a soft old white colour” but gives no details on the process.
Finish: Some fold creases. Hangs beautifully.

331401672069   Sold for 45.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kafbpxl Antique Regency evening dress trim Silver & silk lace. Delicate but adorable!
Size: 3.25″ x 55″
Starting Price: 10.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 10:46 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: A fascinating border using silk thread in a point ground along the lower border and ‘fond chant’ or ‘kat stitch’ above.  You see this in both Bucks and Chantilly, however since the clothwork is basically halfstitch, I think this is a French piece. What is amazing is the silver thread used as a gimp. I agree with the early 19th c date.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end. One join.
Damage:  Some major holes, and fraying of the silk thread, especially along the foot side.
Soilage: Occasional brown discoloration of the silk.
Finish: Creased and wrinkled. It’s seen better days.

361133103021   Sold for 26.99 GBP,

http://tinyurl.com/nd3xozl Antique 18th Century Alencon yard lace length Georgian c1780’s & lovely colour
Size: 2.5″ x 37″
Starting Price: 10.00 GPB 4 bidders.
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 11:27 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Alençon with réseau fin mesh throughout. The pattern does look late 18th century, but with a slightly freer design than contemporary ‘Herren Alençon’. The motifs are based on thin ribbons, with small areas of decorative ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Engrelure added.
Damage:  Some repairs to the mesh, a few pulls in other places. The motifs look solid.
Soilage: Seller cites two small spots of discoloration, rest is a pale cream color.
Finish: Some light fold creases.

361133104051   Sold for 51.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pwnejlw An Exquisite Long Length of Brussels Point de Gaze
Size: 9 cm x 157 cm
Starting Price: 52.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 11:35 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. The needlace runs along the lower edge in a series of large rings, while the bobbinlace is above this. This combination is a little unusual. Small dots used as esprits in the rest of the tulle.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end.
Damage:  A few pinholes in the tulle. One repair or join in the net, probably part of the manufacturing process.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light vertical fold creases.

311198310430   Sold for 70.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

OK, I’m obviously not finished, but my next door neighbor just got taken by ambulance to the hospital and I have to watch her kids. Will resume when crisis is over.

Crisis over, she’s back home and doing well. Tripping and falling just after surgery can be a lot to handle.

http://tinyurl.com/kanew8r A Stunning Long Length Brussels Appliqué with Point de Gaze
Size: 11 cm x 335 cm
Starting Price: 120.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 11:50 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: Another border of combined Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. The needlelace is used to outline the swags and in a single flower in the repeat, rest is a delicate bobbinlace. Note the tiny sprigs used as esprits.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage:  A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351242872942   Sold for 160.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l77gckj Antique Carrickmacross lace shawl/stole
Size: 18 cm x 90 cm
Starting Price: 25.00 GPB
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 11:55 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross rectangular shawl.  Good romantic floral design with esprits in the upper ground. I do find the motifs a little geometric and slightly plain, and the piece could have used some good needlerun fillings. But overall quite effective. Typical looped picot eges, and a good floral design with some bride cutwork for accents. I especially like the little leaf sprigs used as esprits.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  Some pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331401771083  Sold for 120.00 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ow6xoyf ANTIQUE VICTORIAN VERY FINE CHANTILLY LACE MANTILLA SHAWL SCARF 55″ X 110″
Size: 55″ x 110:
Starting Price: $220.00
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 1:41 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller dimit0_0, La Chapelle sur Oreuse, France
Comments: A triangular Chantilly shawl, 3rd quarter 19th c. Typical romantic floral design this one including a lot of irises.  Good delicate work, might be a French piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage:  A few repairs, see the 7th photo in the listing.  Not sure how many repairs there are, if you look along the edges there are some dark lines that might be repairs, or might just be folds.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Some fold creases.

221623078400   Sold for $220.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lmpv7sw 19th Century French or Spanish Blonde point ground black silk bobbinlace 9″ x 19″
Size: listing says 9″ x 19″ but the length can’t be right.
Starting Price: $87.00
Auction ends: Dec 8, 2014, 4:08 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller aacards4xnd15, Lewiston, Idaho, United States
Comments: I’ve been helping this seller. This is a border of black silk Blonde with a general style and the 6-pointed star fillings often associated with Catalonian blondes. Whether made there or made in France for Spanish export, we can’t be certain. However many such blondes are still being made in Spain today. It’s not a well-documented subject.
This piece seems to have a kind of pineapple design including both whole and halfstitch.
Provenance:  English estate of a woman who was a lacemaker before WWII.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added..
Damage:  Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131363692937   Sold for $87.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/lvttpyu Belle dentelle ancienne fine XIXe  A laver. Ref Axel 21 petits accidents
Size: 4 cm x 140 cm
Starting Price: 19.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 7:57 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: I think it’s an Arras point ground piece.  Arras normally has a straight lower edge, so the slight scallop of this piece is puzzling. But Arras can also include the square woven tallies, characteristic of both this lace and Lille. I also note the slightly irregular quality of the thread, which might be linen, and which you also see in this kind of lace. Emil Hannover’s Tønderske Kniplinger (which covers a lot more than Tønder) is a good reference.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage:  Worn, holes in the mesh especially along the foot edge.
Soilage: Localized brown stains throughout.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

251741190788   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mnu29np Belle dentelle ancienne fine XIXe  A laver. Ref Axel 6
Size: 5.5 cm x 307 cm
Starting Price: 25.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 8:23 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A fine Valenciennes border, square mesh. Small motifs, tightly woven. These are a direct descendant of the ‘line drawn’ patterns of 18th c. Val.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.  One join about halfway down the length.  Difficult to tell because there aren’t any closeups, but I think the lower picot edge might be a later addition.
Damage: Some small holes in the mesh.  Some breaks along the foot edge.
Soilage: General rust stains throughout.
Finish: A few creases.

261685003152   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lwe2u6t Dentelle ancienne début XIXe Col Ref Axel 16 Pour document Bel état
http://tinyurl.com/ojoyqog Dentelle ancienne début XIXe Col Ref Axel 15 Pour document Bel état
Size: laid flat 38 cm x 5.5 cm, 2 cm deep in the center.
laid flat 52 cm x 3.5 cm
Starting Price: 18.00 EUR
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 9:20 AM PST
Dec 9, 2014, 10:20 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: I’ll put these together since they are so similar. Small round collars of Point de Gaze, no raised work.  The first collar has flared ends, the second is constant width.  Note the curious picot edge on the first collar, it’s a straight line of twisted stitches widely spaced, and I wonder how this feature survived. I think the second collar might have had something similar, but very frayed now.  A few decorated rings in the second collar used as fillings, nothing similar in the first. Neck edge is a bit worn on both. Note the lozenge shapes around the neckline of both collars, they are probably from the same manufacturer.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some holes in the mesh in the second collar.
Soilage: Both look a little yellowed.
Finish: Second one might have been washed; the lines of the motifs are a little shrunken.

251741281180   261685140382
Sold for 18.00 EUR, 1 bidder.  Sold for 19.50 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lejojy4 ANTIQUE AMPLE IRISH CROCHET LACE BERTHA COLLAR LARGE SCALE DESIGN ELEMENTS
Size: 38″ outside length, 9″ max width
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar.  The motifs have the rather elaborate look of French work.  Looks like Clones knots in the picots, and more elaborate knots forming bunches of what might be grapes. All this combined with a rather light ground of horseshoes and three-leaf clovers (which speaks more to an Irish origin). An interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it is ‘snow white’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331403158809   $46.00, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/kksy64n ANTIQUE ESTATE FINEST BRUSSELS LACE APPLIQUE FLOUNCE 15 YARDS!! SNOW WHITE
Size: 17″ x 15 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A deep, long flounce of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. The romantic floral/swag design is a fairly simple middle-market type, with a simple needlelace knots used as fillings. Note the round esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  From a collection formed in the early 20th c in Paris.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if it is cut.
Damage: Seller cites a few minor breaks along foot edge.  Overall it looks unused.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371204542599   $510.20, 9 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/lryjkkq ANTIQUE GORGEOUS ITALIAN ROSE POINT VENETIAN LACE WIDE FLOUNCE 4 YARDS!
Size: 8″ x 4 yards
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A border of raised venise-type needlelace.  I don’t recognize the type, but I do think it’s Belgian from the widely-spaced buttonhole stitches used in the normal cordonnet.  The little rings forming islands in the brides is also something you see in Bloemwerk, and the spacing in the clothwork also looks Belgian. But Irish or Italian are possibilities.  It has a kind of candelabra design with a little curved raised work in come motifs. Interesting piece.
Provenance:  Comes with a note “Ivory Point, Mrs. C. D. Armstrong” and “Flandre 4 yds” written in another hand.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if it is cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a little grey in color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371204542735   $177.50, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/kkzkxuq ANTIQUE HAND FRENCH ALENCON EDGING LACE VERY FINE WORK
Size: 3″ x 32″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A border of later 19th c Alençon with a typical 2nd Empire romantic design. Note the fillings of picoted rings and various types of bars. Excellent design and technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Piece is in the form of a circle – can’t tell if it was modified from a border.
Damage: Seller cites a few small breaks.
Soilage: A little yellowed.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371204542856   Sold for $99.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mj9lfqm ANTIQUE LARGE HAND BRUSSELS LACE BERTHA COLLAR W/PT DE GAZE INSERTION
Size: 5″ x 59″ outside length.
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse.  No raised work in the Pont de Gaze fillings, and a little raised work on halfstitch background in the bobbinlace.  Quite a dense design, and the bobbinlace motifs are a bit on the Bruges side – a little plain.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites one small break on neckline.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Slight creasing, minor.

371204542963   Sold for $150.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o62ytcs ANTIQUE VERY FINE HAND BRUSSELS LACE SMALL COLLAR
Size: 4″ max depth x 24″ outside length.
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 10:56 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A small collar of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Note the small perls in flower centers, much like what is found in Rosaline. They look needle-made. Otherwise this appears to be a standard bobbinlace applique with delicately done motifs.
Provenance: None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Slight age yellowing.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

371204543014   Sold for $47.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nfs49rs SUPERB Antique VICTORIAN DROSCHEL FINE TAMBOUR LACE WEDDING SHAWL VEIL MANTILLA
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: $2,995.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 12:37 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller dollyslace, Manchester, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular shawl of embroidered machine net. Looks like Tambour with good needlerun fillings. Probably Belgian manufacture. The work is dense and precise with an excellent overall design.
Provenance: Property of the seller’s grandmother, who came to England in the early 1930’s.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few minor age spots – I see some small brown stains.  Ivory color.
Finish: Piece in storage for the last 60 years.

281492501302   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/np5gbtp Duchesse Bobbin Lace 19 C Hand Made 22 ft 2 in x 9 in Deep
http://tinyurl.com/kbl4m4k Duchesse Bobbin Lace 19 C Hand Made 11 ft 2 in x 4 in Deep
Size: 9″ x 22 ft 2″
4″ x 11 ft 2″
Starting Price: $99.00 with reserve on both
Auction ends: Dec 9, 2014, 7:40 PM PST
Dec 9, 2014, 7:48 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller myrubydooby, Medford, New Jersey, United States
Comments: These two pieces go together as a set so I’ll review them together. When I first saw the photos I thought Valenciennes de Gand.  However the mesh is indeed a Dieppe ground, and the motifs are more like what you see in fine application. I have seen fine Belgian pieced laces with ground variations, but they are rare and not well documented. It is the type of excellent work we expect out of Ghent. Especially note the elaborate raised work, on half-stitch ground. The designs are impressive, with the narrower flounce a simplified version of the larger one.  I would call these major high-end market pieces; something you are not likely to see again for a very long time.
Provenance: Estate pieces.
Condition:
Modifications: Wider piece: One end cut, the other end looks finished but might just be cut around the motifs.  Engrelure added.
Narrower piece: One end cut, the other looks finished. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: I think I see a few light brown areas near the top of the ‘finished’ end on the larger piece.  But overall they look quite clean.
Finish: Some vertical creases.

271689440206   271689446389
$333.60, 4 bidders, reserve not met.
$99.00, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

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Special Ebay Alert! – Collection of Gertrude Whiting

I’m not entirely sure how this happened, and the pieces are being listed by Ebay seller “thecupboardshelf” (http://tinyurl.com/ldwdrsx).  Seller states, “We will be listing a large quantity of lace , lace bobbins and textile fabric sample books from this museum deaccession many lace items from the archive collection of Gertrude Whiting.”  Whiting is famous for her book “Old-Time Tools and Toys of Needlework”, and she also founded the Needle and Bobbin Club.

Most of the listings have a very limited bid time and are disappearing very fast. I do not know what museum is being referred to, although I have suspicions, and have written to the seller asking for more information.

Update – The pieces appear to be from a deaccession by the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York. Seller says the last of the Whiting items will be listed on Saturday and Sunday.
I recommend that you look at the “Beautiful Bobbins” chapter of Whiting’s book to see if you can match the bobbins up for auction with the photos.  Another source is Whiting’s rarer book “A Lace Guide for Makers and Collectors”, a resource that I really should use more in the Ebay Alerts.  There are bobbins illustrated in the large pullout sheet in this book.
The rigid heddle with Alençon lace threaded through the sticks (http://tinyurl.com/nwno5xr) is illustrated in the book and is also up for auction and just sold. This is the piece that is the origin of all the misinformation leading to these items being labeled as ‘lace measures’. It will now rest happily in my own collection.

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On the Internet: Lace Guild Annual Advent Calendar for 2014

This just in from the Lace Guild’s amazing webmaster, David Leader – another great internet display and associated app.  The first of the Advent Calendar pictures will be active on December 1st, with daily updates. There is also a competition in the form of a quiz testing your lace knowledge on various pictures (http://www.laceguild.org/guild/competition.html)

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The Lace Guild’s website will once again be mounting its Advent Calendar (http://www.laceguild.org/guild/calendar.html).

Although this works well on tablets as well as on standard computers, 24 windows are something of a squeeze on a smartphone. So this year we have prepared a phone version of the calendar which you can find at http://www.laceguild.org/phonecal.html.

This has the daily lace picture, although if you want the patterns and wish to enter the competition you will still need to go to the standard version. To compensate we have added a literary dimension to the phone version. (You need to tap somewhere other than the doors to get to it.) We are afraid that there is no turning the clock back – you can only see the picture and the literary quotation for the current day, so if you are interested in this, save a link on your phone and check it each day.

We have tested the site on all iPhones from 3G to 6+, and on several android phones and one Windows phone. As long as you have a recent browser the calendar should work. (We had trouble on an HTC phone until we downloaded a Chrome browser.)

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No Ebay Alerts – November 30, 2014

Apologies, another big deadline on my contract work, so no Ebay Alerts on Sunday.  Maybe some later in the week.

Laurie

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-six items – November 23, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/nwydz4b Beautiful Antique Long Deep Victorian Lace Flounce – from a C19th Gown – 420 cms
Size: 28 cm x 420 cm
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 23, 2014, 06:31 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller supa-troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A heavy black silk guipure flounce. Recently I bought a small collection of fairly large pieces with a very good Spanish provenance, and this piece is quite similar to those. The motif outlines are fairly thin, and there’s no well defined ground structure. You do see elaborate grounds in Spanish guipures, but sometimes they are left out. And the fillings are a bit more complex than the simple point ground seen in Le Puy guipures. The rather elaborate foot edge also seems typical.
Provenance:  Taken from a Victorian gown.
Condition:
Modifications: Sewn into a circle.
Damage: Broken threads throughout.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with a black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases, it is a bit wrinkled.

231393040947   Sold for 20.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/poap7du Super Vintage Handmade Russian Bobbin Lace Doily- Russian Lady
Size: 13.5″ x 7.25″
Starting Price: 8.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 23, 2014, 09:15 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A figural tape lace piece, which looks Russian. Certainly the design has a Russian Flair, especially with the headdress.There are quite a few techniques in this small piece. Excellent precise work, quite an effective and well thought out design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little light creasing.

271671831967   Sold for 19.30 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pwxu456 Short length antique handmade Brussels lace Point de Gaze
Size: 11 cm x 70 cm
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 23, 2014, 09:40 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Note the Point de Gaze mesh fillings in some of the motifs, along with a few needle-made rings and knots. Technically well done delicate  floral design. No esprits in the ground.  A higher end market piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A little frayed in places along the header edge. Occasional small localized hole in the tulle along the foot edge
Soilage: I love the way the seller has referred to color #264 (Oxford Stone) on the Farrow & Ball color chart.  I’ll have to look into that.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191415500454   Sold for 42.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mquzak8 Stunning Antique Linen Table Cloth- Point de Venise Needle Lace Swans & Monogram
Size: 40″ x 41″
Starting Price: 46.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 23, 2014, 11:15 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A small square tablecloth with a needlelace border. I think it’s Belgian. There’s some Point de Gaze mesh used a a filling, and the raised edges have widely spaced buttonhole stitches much like Point de Gaze.  Interesting designs, good technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some broken brides.
Soilage: Seller says it is in ‘freshly laundered and professionally pressed condition’. No details on the laundering process.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases.  Unfortunately there’s no photo of the whole thing.

271671974580   Sold for 46.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ocfrphe Antique Hand Done ENGLISH HONITON Bobbin LACE TRIM Flounce~Victorian 4×50 Floral
Size: 4″ x 50″
Starting Price: $89.00
Auction ends: Nov 23, 2014, 5:35 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Honiton border that is interesting, although the design is fairly messy. It have a variety of atypical motifs with some nice raised work, and several types of plaited leadworks in the fillings.  Plaited, irregular picoted brides sometimes meeting in ‘islands’. It is rather far off the typical Honiton style, but it does have Honiton techniques. But still I’m wondering about origin.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks finished, can’t see the other end..
Damage: Some broken brides and holes.
Soilage: Seller says it has ‘a few dots’.
Finish: No obvious creases, slightly wrinkled.

261665064323   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/laovnwp Antique Ecru Handmade Irish Crochet Lace Collar Intricate Detail
Size: 10″ wide, not sure of length measurements.
Starting Price: $19.00
Auction ends: Nov 23, 2014, 6:00 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lovevictorian, Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet triangular dress front with attached choker neckpiece.  Raised work in padded rings and rose leaves. Rather geometric design to the motifs, although a little ordinary in technique.  It’s unusual to find a matched pair like this.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141474350040   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kz2kuby ORIGINAL 19thC MOTHER OF PEARL & BRUSSELS LACE FAN
Size: 14.5″ high, 26.5″ wide
Starting Price: AU $19.99
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 2:15 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller osxlanda, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Comments: There aren’t any closeup photos of the lace, but I’m fairly certain it is Belgian Point d’Angleterre. Meaning delicate bobbinlace motifs with a Point de Gaze ground. The lower central flower appears to be needle-made.   Mother of Pearl sticks.
I’m wondering if this is the correct photo for the piece, since the seller says there is a carved and inlaid frame (I think that means the sticks), and that the lace is discolored along the ‘frame’ and backed with chiffon. I don’t see this in the photos.  I wrote to the seller to ask for clarification.
11/23/14 – Seller has ended the listing and will get things straightened out.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

151479770426   Ended early.

http://tinyurl.com/nv7o3ex ANTIQUE MOTHER OF PEARL AND LACE HAND FAN
Size: 20.47″ wide, 10.62″ long
Starting Price: $399.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 6:46 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller socios22-2009, Castelar, default, Argentina
Comments: A fan of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net, with Mother of Pearl gilded sticks.  Good romantic design that really pops out at the viewer – nice technique. A few simple needlelace rings used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although I’m not sure why the lace is glued to the same side of the guard sticks on both ends.
Damage: Sticks repaired in several places. The lace is a bit frayed along the outer edge in places. Tulle looks intact.
Soilage: Lace looks like it might be stained where glued to the sticks.
Finish: Expected fan folds.  Lace does not look well attached to the guard sticks.

251691485327   Unsold as of 11/25/2014 7:12 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/k4pkyfh ANTIQUE IMPORTANT HAND PAINTED MOTHER OF PEARL AND LACE HAND FAN 12.70 X 24.60′
Size: 24.60″ wide, 12.79″ long
Starting Price: $1,990.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 8:08 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller socios22-2009, Castelar, default, Argentina
Comments: A fan of Duchesse de Bruxelles. Needlelace inserts are limited to single roses with no Point de Gaze ground.  Note the elaborately pierced and gilded sticks, and the original tassel.  Good raised work in the bobbinlace against halfstitch background. No raised work n the needlelace which includes simple rings and knots as decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Good dense floral design, quite typical of this kind of lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One repaired guard stick.
Soilage: Some brown stains in the lace, especially on the left side.  Seems almost corresponding to the position of the ribs, but not exactly.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

261638657177   Unsold as of 11/25/2014 7:12 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/on67xdt antique 18th c Valenciennes bobbin lace lappet
Size: 24.60″ wide, 12.79″ long
Starting Price: $70.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 8:41 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Galliard, France
Comments: A single lappet of 3rd quarter 18th c round hole Valenciennes.  Just wish the other one was there. This is one of my favorite laces, with beautiful ‘line drawn’ solid motifs. This particular example has 1-1/2 repeat of the design – in the highest form of this lace there would probably be no repeat.  Still it’s an excellent example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Top end cut.
Damage: One small hole.  Mesh looks in good shape. Slightly frayed along edges, especially at the round end.
Soilage: A few small brown stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

400808480335   Sold for $109.77, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pn867kd Dentelle a l’aiguille Point de Gaze 2,15m x 22cm Brussels Needle Lace 19thc
Size: 8.7″ x 84.6″
Starting Price: EUR 275.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 11:01 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A moderately wide flounce of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Excellent naturalistic romantic design – this is a high-end market piece. Well done decorative ‘mode’ fillings, very appropriate to the work. Upper ground is dotted with esprits.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: One large hole in the mesh near left end. Some small holes, see seller’s description for locations.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331380471458   Sold for 527.00 EUR, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qc7k37r Dentelle a l’aiguille Point de Gaze 6,95m x 10 cm 172″ Brussels Needle Lace 19thc
Size: 4.1″ x (12″, 114″, 20.5″, 20.5″)
Starting Price: EUR 650.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 11:04 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: Four sections of the same length of Point de Gaze. No raised work, simple fillings, and a very effective short repeat design.  It has a kind of verticality of the pattern which is good for ruffling.  Again, a very effective lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut on all ends – one short length sewn in a ring, probably for a cuff.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few orange dots.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.

331380500139   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q464bjw Dentelle aiguille Alencon Napoleon III Crin de Cheval 2m x 6cm Neddle Lace 19thc
Size: 2.4″ x 78″
Starting Price: EUR 200.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 11:06 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A narrow border of 2nd Empire Alençon, quite a bold design, although fairly simple in concept. Picoted rings and bars used as decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Réseau fin, which tends not to survive well, so this is a nice piece for condition. Note the horsehair left in the lines of picots.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, the other looks intact. Engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional small hole in the mesh, minor.
Soilage: Seller cites a few orange dots.
Finish: No obvious creases, a little wrinkled in the engrelure area.

331380526029   Sold for 200.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nwtj2ys Dentelle a l’aiguille Alencon 1,50m x 8cm 60″ x3″ French Needle Lace 18thc
Size: 3″ x 60″
Starting Price: EUR 65.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 11:10 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A border of late 18th c Alençon, quite delicately made.  Réseau fin along the lower edge, and it looks like brides tortillée in the upper part.  The motifs are quite sparse and delicate, with decorative ‘rempli’ patterns used as fillings. A few single buttonhole rings also used as fillings.  Note seller is also listing two other Alençon pieces, #331385160746  and #331385239817.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: There is evidence of a few repairs, and what looks like a join at regular intervals – this I think was part of the manufacturing process. A few pulls and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: One vertical fold crease that I can see.  The piece lies flat quite nicely.

331385175428   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ptxsf4y ANTIQUE LACE EARLY HANDMADE VALENCIENNES LACE CAP BACK C 1770
Size: 11″ wide, 10″ high.
Starting Price: $495.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 3:55 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: A cap back of 2nd quarter 18th c Valenciennes with cinq trou ground. Cap back of Valenciennes are extremely rare, and this is an excellent example.  Good line-drawn design with some snowflake and quatrefoil fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small wear holes in the clothwork
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: One vertical fold crease.  The edges are a bit scalloped, I think from having been sewn to something. Hopefully an original ruffle.

221608773309   Sold for $517.92, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qhvjf8z 19thc Brussels Duchesse Lace Collar Bobbin lace With Needle Lace Point de Gaze
Size: neck circumference 12″.  19″ x 8.3″ if laid flat.
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Nov 24, 2014, 6:56 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse dress front with attached choker collar.  Raised rose petals in the Point de Gaze inserts; no decorative ‘mode’ filings outside of flower centers. A little raised work on halfstitch background in the bobbinlace – conventional motifs.  Nice set kept together, hard to say if the pieces match.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Support added at the neckline.
Damage: A few loose brides, some pinholes in the PtdG mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331384784243   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/phj7d7e Belle dentelle ancienne milieu XIXe Bel état A laver. Ref Max 3
Size: 7 cm x 62 cm
Starting Price: 22.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2014, 4:58 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A border of Mechlin with the type of thin design often associated with the early 19th century.  Good light feathery design with 5-pointed buds and circles used as esprits. Various grounds used as fillings, and I think I see a few woven tallies along the lower border.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Off-white color
Finish: Vertical fold creases, a little wrinkled.

251723420735   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pg6uxl4 Belle dentelle ancienne fin XIXe Bel état A laver. Ref Max 7
Size: 4.5 cm x 200 cm
Starting Price: 22.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2014, 5:12 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A border of square mesh Valenciennes, later 19th century.  No esprits in the ground. I especially like the fillings along the lower scallops. Good precise work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Off-white color.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases. Some irregular creasing.

261666884765   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/n9pff78 Belle dentelle ancienne très fin XIXe Bel état A laver. Ref Max 10
Size: 7 cm x 540 cm
Starting Price: 39.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2014, 5:24 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: Quite a long border, looks like point ground, and I think Lille rather than Bucks. The ground itself is a little irregular, due to the quality of thread which isn’t even throughout.  Honeycomb fillings and small, almost geometric buds used as esprits.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A few minor pulls in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little light wrinkling, minor.

261666895472   Sold for 81.00 EUR, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q7fvo4r Victorian Black Maltese Lace High Collar Bodice
Size: collar 2″ x 14″, jabot 12.5″ x 7.25″
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 25, 2014, 12:31 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A large triangular dress front with attached choker collar of black silk Maltese.  Masses of woven leaves in the center, with Maltese crosses alternating with flowers around the edges and along the collar. The two pieces appear to match. Unusual to find a set like this.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, but 3 small hooks at back of collar.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: no obvious creases or wrinkles.

361094218059   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pwzbl3o ANTIQUE HAND FRENCH CHANTILLY LACE STOLE WITH ROSE MOTIF
Size: 9″ x 54″
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 8:34 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A narrow scarf of Chantilly with ombre shading, could be a French product. Large floral design at the ends with sprays of leaves along the length of the scarf with circular esprits. An unusual interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, but I’m a bit concerned that I can’t see the center of the scarf in the photos.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. A bit hard to evaluate because of shiny spots in the background fabric.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases – might be a little wrinkling but hard to tell against the wrinkled background cloth.

371193634433   Sold for $189.78, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lypj9rx Antique/vintage Brussels duchesse and point de gaze lace handkerchief
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 10:41 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruxelles, and I don’t think the petals in the roses in the Point de Gaze inserts are raised. Rather large corner PtdG inserts. The only raised work in the Duchesse is some veining.  A few simple needlelace decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Altogether the piece has a very nice presence and good technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few pinholes and occasional broken bride, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231396594444   Sold for 82.30 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lzd2b5w Antique/vintage Brussels applique lace scarf
Size: 5.5″ to 6.75″ x 51″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 10:48 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow rectangular scarf of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Note the simple needlelace decorative fillings, which helps distinguish this type of lace from Honiton.  A flower spray and decorated edge at the ends, simple flowers around the edge of the rest of the piece. Regular rows of esprits throughout.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One small repair.  A little fraying in spots along the edges, primarily due to the tulle not having been completely cut away under the edge motifs. Tulle looks in good shape.
Soilage: Pale Ivory color.
Finish: Some slight creasing near the center.

331388141253   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ozsk2zo EXCEPTIONAL Antique early 20th Century CLUNY Lace Collar
Size: 21.5″ x 18″
Starting Price: $54.00 Buy-it-now
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 11:16 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller mlquilts, Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
Comments: A collar or dress front of Maltese, I think it’s silk.  Nice guipure work on a 5-pointed star ground.  Flower and cross motifs around the outer edge with a large flower medallion in the center.  A nice looking piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites occasional scraggly thread and broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites age discoloration and a rare tiny light spot.
Finish: No obvious creasing or wrinkles.

331359058041   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o7xtw37 SUPERB DENTELLE DE VALENCIENNES ancienne: 3m + 1,0m x 7,5cm
Size:  7.5 cm x (3m, 1m)
Starting Price: 9.90 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 11:17 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller ninou21patch, chez moi , FRANCE, France
Comments: Two parts of the same border of Valenciennes, square mesh.  Slightly scalloped border with single flower sprays in the scallops – large round motifs in the ground. This is a pretty typical arrangement for Valenciennes, late 19th early 20th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell how they were cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: What looks like some soft vertical fold marks – very few photos.

371195382526   Sold for 25.50 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/phljawa * EDWARDIAN High neck Needle LACE Collar c1890/l910 *
Size:  2.5″ x 15.5″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 11:27 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller jaruk, Worcester, United Kingdom
Comments: A needlelace collar in the style of gros point, but early 20th century. I’m leaning toward France on this one, although Burano or even Ireland are possibilities. Good flowing design with a little shaping of the padded work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Some plastic stiffeners added; don’t know if these are original.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161490768843   Sold for $61.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lk483th Antique Vtg Hand done ROSE Very Fine HONITON LACE TRIM Flounce English floral
Size:  3″ x 38″
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 2:13 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A border of what looks like Honiton, although it is not what you might expect. The woven tally leadworks are there, along with rose and flower motifs, and irregular picoted brides.  But the clothwork in the flowers and leaves has a row of twisted passives down the centers. All this gives this quite an interesting appearance. Just wish the piece were a little more intact.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One seam.
Damage: Some breaks along foot edge, some broken/frayed brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390982029967   Sold for $99.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n5yqnae Antique c 1720 HONITON LACE TRIM 2 1/8″x39″ floral 18th Cen HAND DONE flounce
Size:  2-1/8″ x 39″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 2:13 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A border of piece bobbinlace with droschel ground. This type of ground didn’t appear until the 2nd quarter of the 18th century, and I’d put this one more mid 18thc with a typical Louis XV design. Hard to say if it is English Devon or a Flemish piece, but I’m thinking more on the Flemish side.  The ground is very precisely done, quite straight, and the fillings are a bit more varied than what you find in England at this time.  Still, the general scale and design of the piece, adna the treatment of the raised edges looks a little more English.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.  Engrelure added.
Damage: A few small pulls in the ground, and some breaks in a few fillings. I think I see one repair to the mesh.
Soilage: A little beige from the last photo.
Finish: Creases from storage.

261671090429   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nwa4zb4 Brussels Bobbin Lace Applique on Net FALL CAP mid 19th Century BRIDE
Size:  cap 12″ deep, lappets 5.5″ max width. 40″ total length.
Starting Price: $135.00
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 5:16 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A fallcap of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Smaller precise pieces like this are unusual.  The design motifs are fairly simple, but put together in a complex way.  The center has a loose grouping of flowers and leaves, and the border a rather rigid arrangement of a single flower alternating with a kind of teardrop motif.  Esprits all over the rest of the ground. There is also a line of small flowers going down the lappets.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory/ecru color. Seller cites some slight staining or discoloration.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131354869231   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lu6ac3k Dramatic 19th C. Gros Point de Venise Needle Lace Yardage — DECOR COLLECT
Size:  5.5″ x 3-1/2 yards
Starting Price: $235.00
Auction ends: Nov 26, 2014, 5:46 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A border in the style of Gros Point, but I think this one is Belgian. The decorative ‘mode’ fillings have a Belgian feel, and note that the ordinary edges look like a heavy cord buttonholed on with widely spaced stitches.  The clothwork is a single buttonhole with straight return, like Point de Gaze, but denser. If this were French or Italian I think they’d have used a twisted buttonhole. The heavy padded outlines are sometimes sculpted, with looped picots. The brides have a single pointed picot.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are  cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory/ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131354891914   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k9tk8vh Antique French Irish Crochet Parasol Cover
Size: 20″-20.5″ diameter. Center hole ~3/8″ diameter.
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: Nov 27, 2014, 9:05 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A small parasol cover if Irish Crochet.  The contrast of heavy motifs around the outside edge with  more regular light pattern inside is something often found in large IC collars.  The tightly worked large motifs with raised wrok in atypical patterns do look French, and the pattern on the inside is different from the usually seen ‘Rose of Sharon’ pattern.  This is not a lace that lends itself well to a parasol cover, and this general design is nicely arranged to help minimize the bulkiness of the lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory white color. Seller says it has been freshly washed, but gives no details on the process.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131355395150   Sold for $170.49, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ppqw3up Beautiful, large, vintage/antique Irish crochet lace collar
Size: 16″ neckline, back depth 8″
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: Nov 27, 2014, 10:42 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar.  Irish Crochet is almost always build off of a motif that has three stalks ending in flowerheads – you can see that here with occasional modification. The motifs are tightly worked, and the flower petals always go clockwise around their center point.  Some raised work at the flower centers.  A bold piece, excellent technical work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale ivory color
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231397632126   Sold for 42.56 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/muk8hy4 A Gorgeous Victorian Brussels Point De Gaze Lace Wedding bertha collar
Size: 84 cm long by 27 cm depth. Not sure what that means.
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 27, 2014, 11:45 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse deep collar with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts.  The Duchesse looks a little large and flat, on the Bruges side, but still with good raised work on halfstitch background.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the Point de Gaze mesh. One motif along edge looks like it needs reattachment, minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351231249621   Sold for 77.00, GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pv8yoyc RARE Antique ALL LACE COVERLET Nanduti Tenerife TABLECLOTH White 86×86 SCALLOPED
Size: ~86″ square
Starting Price: $375.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Nov 27, 2014, 6:50 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller things*most*delightful, Sacramento, California, United States
Comments: A large Paraguayan ñanduti tablecover or perhaps a veil, one of the largest pieces I’ve ever seen. It’s almost a patchwork, you can see where large squares and rectangles are pieced together. Not much variation in the sol motifs, but note the elaborate grounds and joining strips.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites a few separations in the lace and some loose threads.
Soilage: Seller says it is recently laundered, but gives no details on the process. Some minor discoloration left.
Finish: No obvious creases or folds.

141453263804   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/lo9rlfh Antique/vintage Brussels duchesse and point de gaze lace dress front and cuffs
Size: Insert 14″ center front to bottom, top width 6.75″. Cuffs 2.2″ x 7.75″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 28, 2014, 10:45 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular Brussels Duchesse dress insert with raised petal rose in the Point de Gaze insert. The two cuffs are more Duchesse de Bruges, and I”m not sure they match the insert, which is more elaborate in design. Coventional Duchesse pattern in the insert with a nice reflection around the center line.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it is has been laundered but gives no specifics on the process. Now a ‘soft old white’ color.
Finish: No obvious creasing or wrinkles.

331390321667   331390321667a   Sold for 92.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/padlw9o Fine 19th Century Faux Tortoiseshell Black Lace Fan – Original Case
Size: 11.5″ long, 21″ across.
Starting Price: $120.00
Auction ends: Nov 29, 2014, 1:48 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller bakerswife1, Southampton, United Kingdom
Comments: A Chantilly fan with carved imitation tortoiseshell sticks. I think it’s Chantilly, there aren’t any detailed closeups. Comes with a box labeled L. Ranze-Dossaer & Co, Fabrique de Dentelles, which I don’t recognize.  Nice curved design with floral sprays inside a rather geometric border. Wish there were some closeups.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Lace looks worn where attached to guardsticks. One small hole near the center top.
Soilage: Looks clean but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious

371191866419   Sold for $301.11, 6 bidders.

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Lace Event UK: Thameside Lacemakers Lace Day – November 29, 2014

Thameside Lacemakers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Place: Steeple View Memorial Hall
Willowfiled, Laindon, Basildon, Essex SS15 4EQ
Time: 10:00 AM to 4.00 PM
Website: http://www.thamesidelacemakers.org.uk/   Needs updating.
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/7gaafy7

Talk:  American Tribal Style Dance (Akula)

Tickets: £3.50 member, £5.00 non members
Cheques payable to Thameside Lacemakers
Contact:
Cheryl on 01375 374824

Thameside Lacemakers is a non-profit organization that gathers together every couple of months to share, explore and create handmade lace and needlework items.
They are based in southern Essex County in the United Kingdom.

Thameside

West Thurrock

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