VINTAGE MALTESE CREAM SILK LACE SQUARE TABLE CLOTH
Size: 33″ x 34″
Starting Price: 100.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 11, 2012 06:58:48 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kimsucadi, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ve seen pieces like this done up as small triangular headscarves. They are basically strips of lace (9 in this one), carefully matched, with a separate surrounding border. This one’s border is also well matched to the regular design. Condition looks very good, although there aren’t many closeup details shown.
ANTIQUE LACE C 1870 HAND MADE ALENCON LACE WITH TWO DIFFERENT RESEAUX FOR STUDY
Size: 3.5″ x 22″
Starting Price: $20.00
Auction ends: Sep 11, 2012 16:22:10 CEST
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Paris – Palm Beach, United States
Comments: Not a particularly great piece of Alençon, but it is a design I haven’t seen before. Réseau fin on the lower part, and Brides Tortillée on the top. The rempli is quite open, typical of later 19th century work. Just a few rings with picots for modes, keeping it very simple. Condition isn’t great, I see lots of small holes, and the piece is quite short.
Museale supporto per tombolo, fuselli e cuscino. Lavoro incompleto, Anni ’20
Size: not given
Starting Price: 390.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 11, 2012 18:50:32 CEST
Offered by: Ebay seller marlinbleu100, CH, Italia
Comments: Seller says this dates back to the 1920′s, but doesn’t give any reason for the statement. 20 bobbins, Cantu-type pillow with a partially completed Cantu lace on the pillow. These bolster pillows are hollow, and one can see this has been used for storage. The wood on the small stand and the inner tube facing seem to match. A nice example, and condition looks very good. Probably faded except under the pattern if the date is really correct.
Antique Edwardian Irish Crochet Lace Large Long Collar 19th Century
Size: inner edge 32″, 44-45″ outer edge, 4.75″ widest, 1-7/8″ narrowest
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2012 11:28:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vapar23, Hayward, California, United States
Comments: Kind of a strange piece. The inner part has some Rose of Sharon squares, while the front neck and outer edge have some good flower motifs. It’s a bit confused in techniques, but makes for a nice presentation. Seller cites a few minor breaks along the outer edge and some yellow marks, overall good condition.
Vintage Honiton Lace ( circ. 1860′s) Wedding Veil
Size: 25″ x 94″
Starting Price: $1,100.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: 2 days 19 hours from Sep 9, 2012 18:25 MST
Offered by: Ebay seller petticoatlanes2011, Amherst, NH, United States
Comments: Bobbinlace application on machine net. I think there are some simple needlelace fillings, not enough closeups to really tell. The work is quite fine, with says Brussels to me. And there don’t seem to be any tally fillings, which would also rule out Honiton. The net looks in very good shape, I see only one hole in one corner, which isn’t bad for something like this. A pretty piece in very good condition.
ORNATE 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: ~40-41″ x 6.24″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: Sep 13, 2012 05:23:11 PDT
Offered by: Maria Niforos, Ebay seller mithya, London-New York, United States
Comments: A bertha of Brussels Duchesse, with provenance noting it as a gift in 1903. A well-done piece with several flowers in the Point de Gaze inserts. Can’t tell if the rose petals are raised. The bobbinlace deviates a bit from standard designs – I’m thinking this is indeed an early 20th century piece. Seller notes very minor condition issues, the piece is in very good condition.
Size: 2.5″ x 23.5″
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 13, 2012 12:20:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sunnisouth, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom
Comments: I think this is a Belgian piece, maybe Ghent, from the shape of the roses. I also think there’s a needle made ground, but it is hard to tell from the photos. So kind of a Point d’Angleterre. It’s more delicate than it looks, only 2.5″ wide. Condition looks good, although I wish there were more of it.
LARGE VINTAGE MALTESE LACE COLLAR
Size: 37″ inner edge (I think), 6.5″ at the widest
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 13, 2012 13:27:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: A Maltese collar with lappet ends. Nice mass of woven leaves used as a ground at the back, the lappets are rather delicate. Seller notes seams at the head of the lappets, so this appears to be an assembled piece. I like the collar part best. Very good condition from what I can see in the photos.
Antique/vintage hand made Honiton lace border
Size: 46″ x 4″ center width
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2012 11:05:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A funny shaped Honiton piece. Snails/slugs period with tally fillings. The design is a bit vague. It seems to be the border of something, the seller is guessing for a veil, although I’d think they would directly applique the motifs onto a machine net for a veil. Maybe some kind of bodice ornament? Condition looks good, I don’t see major problems from the photos. It does appear to be finished all around.