Ebay Alerts! Thirty-six items (so far) – 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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

http://tinyurl.com/k9tk8vh 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

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

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

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

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

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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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Lace Event UK: Wolverhampton Lacemakers Lace Day – November 22, 2014

Wolverhampton Lacemakers Lace Day
Date:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Place: Baptist Church
Winchester Road, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton WV10 6EJ
Time:
10:00 AM to 4.00 PM

Workshop: Jo Firth, Lace Christmas Decoration with Beads
Competition:  Bell, any craft

Tickets: £4.00 visitors, £3.00 members, £2.00 shoppers
Contact: Jenny Roberts, 01922 473234 or jroberts33@sky.com
or Sue Kalra, 01902 843195 or suekalra@btinternet.com

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Lace Event UK: Wessex Lacemakers Christmas Meeting, November 22, 2014

Wessex Lacemakers Christmas Meeting
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Place: North Petherton Village Hall
Fore Street, North Petherton TA6 6QA
Time:
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Website: http://www.lace-bobbins.co.uk/wessex.html

Speaker: Jan Tregidgo “LetExist: Experimental Lacemaking”

Tickets:  £5.00 for visitors
Contact:  Susan Brooks 01934 527838

The Wessex Lacemakers group was formed in 1980 and come from Bristol in the north to Honiton in the South, Porlock in the West to Warminster in the east.  Their logo is in the shape of the Alfred Jewel. The group holds 4 to 5 meetings each year and an annual Supplier’s fair. The group has a newsletter, and membership is £10/year, 50 p for young lacemakers.

  

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Lace Event Spain: 20a Trobada de Puntaires de Móra la Nova – November 16, 2014

20a Trobada de Puntaires de Móra la Nova (Ribera d’Ebre, Tarragona, Catalonia)
Organizers: Col.lectiu de Dones de Móra la Nova
l’Ajuntament de la població
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 20:00
Place: Pavelló firal de Móra la Nova
Websites: http://tinyurl.com/nygz7z7 http://tinyurl.com/nszfhmv
Information and Registration:  Ajutament de Móra la Nova
977 400347

Around 500 lacemakers from all over Catalonia, Aragon, and Valencia are expected to attend.

B2ZoEauIEAAZvMb   mora la nova

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Lace Event UK: Sheffield Lace Makers’ Working Day – November 15, 2014

Sheffield Lace Makers’ Working Day
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Place: Ecclesall Parish Church Hall
Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 7PP
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Contact: Phyllis Brown 0114 236 7236 or rhandpmbrown@waitrose.com
Any lacemaker is invited to com.  Visitor’s charge, £1.00.

Sheffield Lace Makers is a friendly craft group of amateur lacemakers who enjoy meeting together 5 times a year, 10am-4pm on a Saturday. There is a small charge for annual membership. The group also meets in Rotherham, please contact for details.  2013 is their 40th anniversary.
Websites: http://tinyurl.com/la4w3mc http://tinyurl.com/mdu9sbn

Apologies, a bit late on this one.

sheffield

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-five items – November 16, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/o7apb94 Handmade Point De Gaze Needle lace LAPPETS COLLECTOR Mid 19th C. CW
Size: ~37-38″, 3.5″ wide at bottoms, 1.74″ mid width.
Starting Price: $175.00
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 08:39 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Point de Gaze, without raised work. An elegant slightly asymmetric floral design. Interesting treatment of the roses with outer petals outlined, and filled with esprits against the PtdG ground. Only a few simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Note the separated looped picots along the edges, sign of a specific manufacturer. This piece depends a lot on design. Note that a lot of the closeups are taken from the backside, making it hard to assess the technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes in the mesh. A few loose threads along the border –  I wonder if this is wear from a past wash.
Soilage: Ecru color. Seller cites a few nearly imperceptible stains.
Finish: Horizontal fold creases.

131345317100   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/owx72ru PRETTY ANTIQUE FLOWER EMBROIDERED LACE BONNET BIRDCAGE VEIL DRESS VINTAGE WHITE
Size: 18″ x 35″
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 08:53 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller pretty-things1, Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A bonnet veil of embroidered net. I’m not sure, but it looks like the motifs are crocheted, so I’ll call this a type of tambour.  It’s a odd piece, nicely made, maybe a little heavy for a bonnet veil.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One repair near lower border.
Soilage: “Pale antique white”
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Beautiful drape to the tulle.

231382138468   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m33usjh Handmade CHANTILLY bobbin lace LAPPETS COLELCTOR Mid 19th C. CW
Size: 47″ long, 4″ wide at bottoms, 2.25″ at center.
Starting Price: $85.00
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 09:20 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of slightly heavy Chantilly, probably Belgian from the strong black color.  Fairly simple floral motifs along the edges and ends, with small dots in other cartouches along the length.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: A little light creasing.

141465902134   Sold for $85.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qeejqsr 92 ins antique/vintage fine 18C bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 3″ x 92″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 11:11 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of a kind of transition between tape and pieced lace, and very difficult to tell if it’s Italian or Flemish. Or something else. I think the thread is finer than it looks in the photos. The technique is fairly complex, and what is really throwing me are the picots along the edges of some (not all) of the motifs.  I find the design a little confused; sometimes the picots are there in a motif, sometimes not. And elements seem to run into each other. Given the rather stylized flowerheads, the fillings, and occasional hole in the clothwork, I’m thinking it’s a later Italian piece, maybe 19th c.  I do like the bold design without brides – very interesting piece.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.  Some faint localized brown staining.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331369596571   Sold for 78.99 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n57w7np 122 ins antique/vintage linen 18C bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 4″ x 122″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 11:18 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ll call this a Milanese piece, and the design is quite elegant. Almost Art Nouveau in feel. But it has a patina and a quality that I’d associate more with earlier lace. Note the scallops in the clothwork and the sharp pointed motifs is a bit unusual.  I’m particularly drawn to the edge treatment of the clothwork, very smooth, which is an Italian characteristic.  It’s a bit of a mystery, but I’ll call it late 17th early 18th C Italian.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: 4 joins (which I”m having trouble finding), 1 end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Seller cites some areas of neat repair.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.
Finish: Nice smooth patina.

331369601668   Sold for 321.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q2dfnfs Antique Honiton Lace Trim Flounce
Size: 5.375″ x 266″
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 11:53 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of Bruges bloemwerk. Typical rose and leaf motifs with woven fillings, but quite different from Honiton technique. Irregular picoted brides.  A nice example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Small areas of red spotting.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

351220696099   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q5e5z5h Antique Lace Trim – 19th c – Brussels ?
Size: 3″ x 109″
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 12:15 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of late 19th or early 20th c Point d’Angleterre – bobbinlace with Point de Gaze ground and needle-made decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  It has a kind of 3-part design; flowers on top, a ‘snowflake’ motif in the middle, leaves and bell flowers on the outer edge. The hanging bellflower is partially needle-made.  It’s a rather complex crowded design, but the technique is excellent.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One seam. One end cut and secured, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: Seller counts 7 small holes, some in the mesh is shown in closeup.
Soilage: Seller notes ‘not as white as seen in the photos’.  Small areas of red spotting.
Finish: In closeup it has that slightly shrunken washed look.

351220712254   Sold for 65.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n4b5rlv Exquisite Irish lace handmade collar natural beautiful example lots of patterns.
Size: 3″ x 109″
Starting Price: 24.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 12:17 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller recycletheplanet, UK, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar. The thread in the photos is so shiny that I’m thinking this is silk.  The motifs are quite varied and interesting, and note the needle-made fillings in some. A little raised work in a few flower centers. Approximately square meshed ground, and the picots look crocheted.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Some breaks along the outer looped edge.
Soilage: Ecru color, seller cites ‘couple of dirty marks on the edge’.
Finish: Wrinkled, doesn’t lay flat.

121483372600   Sold for 26.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lg3hcvm ANTIQUE LACE FRENCH BLACK CHANTILLY LACE LAPPET 40″
Size: 40″ x 4.5″ to 2″
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 6:50 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A Chantilly lappet scarf with a little ombre shading, probably a French piece. Good romantic floral design, nicely worked.   Both the design and technique are quite good.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the mesh. Loose threads in some localized spots along the edge.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161475992712   Sold for $43.55, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ldljmce 12 ANTIQUE LACE FLANDERS MECHLIN BOBBIN LACE RUONDS DOILIES FIGURAL ANIMALS 5″
Size: 5″ diameters
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 6:58 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A set of 12 round doilies with animal figures. At first I thought they were signs of the zodiac, but they seem to be more varied.  As for the lace, I’d call it ‘Flanders’, which is a variation on Point de Paris, but with different grounds.  Interesting designs, excellent technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Frayed edge on one side for the ones with the cow and dolphin.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

361106766448   Sold for $121.50, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/os5gre8 Antique lace collar bruges brussels bobbin lace?
Size: 13″ neckline, depth 3″
Starting Price: $11.00
Auction ends: Nov 16, 2014, 7:00 PM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller diychick2003, Davis, California, United States
Comments: I’m speculating that this is a Swedish Vadstena lace collar. This is a rarely seen lace (you can find patterns at http://elsapetersonsspetsaffar.com/), and there isn’t much in the way of other guipure bobbinlaces that looks like it.  I find it quite a striking looking piece – too bad about the cut end.
Provenance:  Seller’s personal collection.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut.
Damage: The lace itself looks in good shape – occasional stray thread.
Soilage: Localized brown spots. Not sure of the overall color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181582740222  Sold for $58.89, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o89pzpd antique needle lace bonnet veil civil war – voilette dentelle ancienne
Size: 18.5″ x 60″
Starting Price: $60.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 9:34 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller atelier1900, Galliard, France
Comments: A bonnet veil of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net.  The needlelace is quite delicately done, with simple knotted fillings.  Narrow lower border with feathery leaves, and a simple chain of flowers up the sides.  No esprits in the main ground. I think it’s quite a effective piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One inch-long repair to the tulle.  One small hole in the tulle that I can see.
Soilage: No obvious staining, but hard to tell when photographed with this color background. There are some color variations that might be light stains.
Finish: Some horizontal and vertical fold creases.

400803123445   Sold for $60.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ld8s3c5 Dentelle a l’aiguille Alencon 98cm x 6,5cm French Needle Lace 19thc
Size: 6.5 cm x 98 cm
Starting Price: 65.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:04 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A border of Alençon needlelace with a slightly scalloped edge. The general design and the rather open rempli stitch argues for an early 19th c date. It has the réseau fin, which is a twisted buttonhole stitch with overcast return – this often doesn’t survive well, and I’m glad to see it so nicely used in this piece. Horsehair left in the picots along the lower edge.  Fillings are mainly buttonhole variations, with a few rings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Occasional small hole in the mesh.  One break in the lower edge, minor.
Soilage: A few localized brown stains..
Finish: Engrelure wrinkled, but lace looks OK.

331375156113   Sold for 65.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/l4t9qfz Dentelle aiguille Argentan Réseau Festonné 76 cm x 8 cm French Needle Lace 18thc
Size: 8 cm x 76 cm
Starting Price: 95.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:06 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: Given the general design of this piece I’m thinking it may have been a lappet. It’s a French needlelace with mailles (or brides) bouclée, the hexagonal 6-sided buttonholed mesh.  As I discussed with a similar piece last week offered by this seller, this mesh is made in three parts as described in the book by Delesque-Depalle.  This piece has quite an elegant design with fillings of both decorative ‘mode’ rings, and different patterns of twisted buttonhole stitches.
I’m not ready to give up on my opinion that it is very difficult to tell where such a piece was made, Alençon or Argentan. This mesh was used in both places.  But current convention among some collectors (and not all authors) would assign this piece to Argentan. The definitive work on the subject has yet to be written.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added to both ends.
Damage: Occasional broken mesh and a little fraying. Minor. Looks like there might be some repair attempts especially toward the right end.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious wrinkles or creases.

331375169980   Sold for 95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/qzw6kkx Handmade CHANTILLY bobbin lace scarf or lappets late 19th C.
Size: 4.5″ x 50″
Starting Price: $25.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:14 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: Pieces like this come up once in a while, in both black and white Chantilly. Although they usually have some kind of ‘bride ground’, often made of an irregular very large mesh made of the same open stitch you find in the honeycomb filling. For lack of a better term, I call these ‘Chantilly guipure’. This one is yet another variation, most notable for the crosshatch grid running up the center of the scarf.  Wish we knew more about these. I can date one white piece in my collection to the late 19th c.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Vertical fold crease in the center.

141467167094   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pupnyd5 105 ins antique/vintage bobbin lace – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 4.2″ x 105″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:28 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An exuberant lo0ped tape lace with some woven leaves and interesting picoted brides.  Given the design of the leaves (which look a little Genoese, but not very tightly done) and the lower edge treatment I’m guessing northern Italy. But an Eastern European origin isn’t out of the question.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks finished, the other cut. I wonder if the top edge was cut; some of the motifs look a little abruptly terminated. Engrelure attached.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Pale cream color, with a few small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231383444299   Sold for 53.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/knpefdc Antique Honiton bobbin lace collar- English lace
Size: 40 cm neckline, ~7 cm deep.
Starting Price: 14.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 11:55 AM, PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A small Honiton collar. Snails/slugs style with a nicely put together design. The pattern is not symmetric, but I think it is quite effective as is.  Extensive leadwork tally fillings in the roses. Twisted pair brides, but I don’t think they are needle-made.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, but the flowers at the ends look almost like an afterthought.
Damage: A little fraying in the center rose.  Some loose brides, right center top.
Soilage: Occasional small brown spot.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161476758989   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qdrc4fp Beautiful Antique Cream Brussels Applied Lace Stole (94″ long)
Size: ~12.5″ to 17″ x ~94.5″
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 12:04 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller isohex, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. The motifs are quite large, and note the small esprits in the ground. This is a good middle-market product.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites 9 or 10 very small holes. One motif coming away from the edge.
Soilage: Seller cites about four areas with brown marks.
Finish: No obvious creases, but a little wrinkled.

361111111723   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/q3bhr5y Antique Honiton bobbin lace hanky handkerchief- English lace wedding
Size: ~15″ square
Starting Price: 14.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 12:07 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller hedgehogpear, BN8, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure handkerchief.  Snails/slugs style, and I like the way the edge motifs project out into space.  Nicely put together design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional broken bride (esp. lower right corner) and some pinholes in the cloth.
Soilage: Lace looks clean but a bit worn.
Finish: Horizontal and vertical fold creases; a little wrinkled and worn. Motifs don’t lay flat around the edges.

161476767806   Sold for 62.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pc5gny8 ANTIQUE HONITON LACE STOLE
Size: 66 cm x 238 m
Starting Price: 40.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 12:20 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller wheresit2, Wimborne, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Honiton applique on machine net.  The motifs are carefully done; some of it is starting to deviate from snails/slugs style in a positive way.  Good tight work in a pleasing, fairly simple design.  I think it is quite effective.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One cut in an edge corner, occasional detachment, a few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Occasional brown spot in the tulle.
Finish: Light creasing, minor.

111512077042   Sold for 40.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nfy3nl4 SHABBY ANTIQUE VTG NET LACE WEDDING SHAWL? RUNNER VICTORIAN POINT DE GAZE?
Size: 32″ x 85″
Starting Price: $199.99
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 12:20 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rhiannon2729, Hawthorn, New Jersey, United States
Comments: A mantilla of Duchesse de Bruges – an unusual form for this lace. It has a typical diamond-shaped headpiece and lappet ends. Photos aren’t clear enough to tell if it is reshaped form something else. A little raised work against halfstitch background. Typical Duchesse motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, probably.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, perhaps an occasional broken bride.
Soilage: Some small brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

171537450070   Sold for $410.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mppf9vr Elaborate Lace Antqiue Irish Crochet Collar ~ Large Intricate ~ Collect
Size: 19″ – not sure what that means.
Starting Price: $100.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 5:11 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sohovintage1, Albertville, Minnesota, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar.  Simpler Rose of Sharon design on the inside, with a heavier motif border on the outside.  I like this combination. The larger motifs are tightly woven with good raised work, interesting designs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: One small hole.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301388760253   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lafehdx Antique Lace Brussels Point De Gaze Lace Collar ~ Collect
Size: ~4″ x 40″
Starting Price: $100.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 5:57 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sohovintage1, Albertville, Minnesota, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze round collar, raised petal roses.  Good design with some well-done decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Unfortunately the photos don’t enlarge so it’s a bit hard to assess condition.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles.

291292592006   Sold for $165.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k3p9pcs 130″ x 5.9″ Early 19thc Brussels Applicated Lace on Drochel Ground 3,30m x 15cm
Size: 5.9″ x 130″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 7:48 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A flounce of Brussels bobbinlace application on Droschel ground.  Early 19th century, and quite beautiful.  I have several things like this in my collection, all made of superfine handspun linen thread; to my mind some of the best ever spun.  This one has a lovely simple design of a short repeat of flowers and leaves, with small leaves used as esprits above.  A lovely piece with a wonderful drape.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A few tears around the area of the join.  A few pulls in the mesh.
Soilage: Light creamy color, 2 orange dots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331375044716   Sold for $225.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pvcxv5z 19thc Brussels Lace WEdding Veil 108″ x 12″, 2,75m x 31cm Dress Voile de Mariée
Size: 12″ x 108″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: Nov 17, 2014, 7:50 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A narrow rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbin lace application on machine net.  The motifs and pattern are simply designed and nicely worked, with a delicate border around the entire piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Occasional loose thread, minor. Tulle looks in good shape.
Soilage: Creamy color, seller cites 2 orange areas in the middle section.  Some dark spots on the backside, perhaps a result of ironing.
Finish: Some vertical light fold creases.

331375013962   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l56xa3d Antique Brussels point de gaze lace pretty Butterfly
Size: 2″ down center, just under 4″ across wings.
Starting Price: 22.99 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 18, 2014, 9:04 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze butterfly with good 3-dimensional effect in the upper wings.  Some nice decorative fillings, altogether a pleasing piece. These were made in the 20th century as tourist items by various lace shops in Brussels. When I visited Zele in 1978, I met an elderly woman who was still making them.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller says it could do with a light launder – difficult given the nature of the piee.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles.

291293177055   Sold for 39.83 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ozb3g6c Antique Handmade Point de Gaze Needle lace FAN LEAF Collector
Size: ~20″ wide, ~5.5″ center depth, 6″ side edges.
Starting Price: $275.00
Auction ends: Nov 18, 2014, 3:17 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan leaf. The rose petals looks like they might be raised, but they actually are not, which is a good choice for a fan.  Nice romantic floral design with decorative ‘mode’ fillings, mostly rings of chains, and rings around flower centers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I only see one tiny pull in the mesh, minor.
Soilage: Ecru or light beige color.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles, looks unused.

131347515316   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ps7xsek Antique Honiton applique lace very lovely long stole
Size: 23″ x 110″
Starting Price: 140.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 19, 2014, 8:15 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Honiton applique on machine net. Large motifs, still a little in the snails/slugs style, but with some innovation in the flowerheads. I especially like the motifs that are just outlined with a narrow plait, probably a 10-stick technique. Good woven tally leadwork fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pulls in the tulle. One badly done repair about 8″ long.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291294215344   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lpzfm8d ANTIQUE 19th C. English Honiton bobbin lace from METROPOLITAN MUSEUM old trim
Size: 3.5″ x 72″
Starting Price: $49.99
Auction ends: Nov 19, 2014, 8:20 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller slavart, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A border of Honiton guipure with a short repeat of a double row of flowers. Good woven tally leadworks, and note the plaited picoted brides. A little snails/slugs style, nicely made with a dense ‘flower garden’ effect.
Provenance:  Checking on the provenance with the seller.
Condition:
Modifications: One end might be cut, the other has a nice finish. Engrelure added.
Damage: A few broken and frayed brides.
Soilage: Seller cites some minor age spotting.  I’m unsure of the true color from just looking at the photos.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151471021987   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lvexyz5 125 ins antique early peasant bobbin lace Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 5.3″ x 125″
Starting Price: 18.00 GBP
Auction ends: Nov 19, 2014, 10:19 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A heavy linen lace with the rather blocky design associated with Pescocostanzo, Italy. This bold lace is one of my favorites, and I like the flowing floral and leaf design. There are also a few small “x’s” of woven leaves, again an Italian characteristic. About the top third looks like it was made separately and sewn to the lower piece.  I’m fairly certain that the bottom edge is intact, but quite worn.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Worn lower edge, the rest looks in good shape.
Soilage: “Mid cream color with some age discoloration”.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231385508982   Sold for 147.99 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mysewyo Dentelle ancienne à l’aiguille, Bruxelles Point de Gaze,fuseaux . 420cmx 6 cm.
Size: 6 cm x 420 cm
Starting Price: 150.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 20, 2014, 9:49 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller artdecorouen, Anceaumeville, France
Comments: A narrow, long border of Point d’Angleterre, which is primarily a delicate bobbinlace with a Point de Gaze ground. This one has some motifs in needlelace, along with interesting decorative ‘mode’ fillings. The lacemakers have packed a lot into a small space.  One of the better later 19th century Belgian laces.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks cut, can’t see the other end. Engrelure added.
Damage: A few pinholes in the mesh, and lower edge is a bit worn.
Soilage: A few red stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

321584504584   Sold for 156.00 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kunnqwx dentelle ancienne point de gaze a l aiguille bruxelles 2,60m/17cm
Size: 17 cm x 2.6 m
Starting Price: 20.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 20, 2014, 10:33 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller artdecorouen, Anceaumeville, France
Comments: A flounce of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net.  Good romantic floral design, quite naturalistic.  Not many decorative fillings, but very good technique. Small dots used at esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut one end, can’t see the other.
Damage: Pinholes in the mesh, some repairs.  I think the mesh replacement might have been part of the original manufacture.  A little worn at the top engrelure, also along the lower edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

321584556159   Sold for 109.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lc4axte 18th C. Brussels bobbin lace in a 19th C. Fichu COLLECTOR Reenactor
Size: 46″ inside edge, 10″ deep.
Starting Price: $295.00
Auction ends: Nov 20, 2014, 12:18 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: This is quite an assembly of mid 19th century Brussels laces. As the seller points out, some of it looks like lappets.  I think the part around the neckline may have been cut out and appliqued on machine net, in other areas the droschel ground is intact.  A good study piece of some excellent lace – not that I would personally endorse such a reworking. You loose a lot of the original character of the lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Assembled from other pieces.
Damage: General wear throughout, fraying and repairs.
Soilage: Ecru or light beige.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

131349090294   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/o3fzhhs EVENTAIL 19ème DENTELLE CHANTILLY FLEURS NACRE 19thC LACE fna Fächer ventaglio
Size: 32 cm high
Starting Price: 249.00 EUR
Auction ends: Nov 20, 2014, 12:45 PM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller merveillesdeparis, PARIS, France
Comments: A Chantilly fan with Mother of Pearl (Abalone) sticks. Fairly simple naturalistic design, quite effective with good technique. It has been backed with silk, which has helped it survive very well.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Guardstick repaired. A few pinholes and minor pulls in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: Expected fan folds.

111515769671   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kboz6jo Antique Handmade Brussels Duchesse Bobbin Lace Collar Trim Ecru
Size: 23″ long, 3.5″ max depth.
Starting Price: $124.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Nov 21, 2014, 9:13 AM PST
Offered by: Ebay seller rachels_linen, Ocala, Florida, United States
Comments: A collar of Rosaline.  I can’t tell if the perls are bobbin or needle-made. Fairly elaborate design, tending a little away from the Rosaline standard.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few loose threads and broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Wrinkled.  Has a slight shrunken washed look.

400793316129   Unsold as of 11/22/2014 9:53 PM MST.

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