Ebay Alerts! Thirty-three items – September 21, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/kp9dssv Honiton antique lace hanky with original note+1 cuff +lovely fragment
Size: not given
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 06:29:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief, cuff and fragment. Handkerchief and cuff are snails/slugs style with plaited irregular picoted brides.  Note the nicely done butterfly on the fragment – this piece is more advanced in technique and design.
Not quite sure what to make of the note attached to the handkerchief; “English Honiton lace Kerchief “Devon Pillow Lace” with the “Diamond” Cut works”.  Wish there were a date.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None to handkerchief, fragment cut on 3 side, can’t tell on the cuff.
Damage: general fraying and wear, broken brides and tally attachments throughout.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: Fold creases on the handkerchief. Some wrinkles and creases on all pieces.

351168725400   Sold for 20.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kanpqg2 Antique/vintage 19the century tambour lace wedding veil
Size: 72″ square
Starting Price: 150.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 10:41:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of tambour embroidery on machine net. The tambour embroidery could mean a Belgian origin.  The design is quite elegant with fairly complex flower sprays, nice shading using different weights of thread, and extensive use of a single pattern of needlerun fillings.  I especially like the layout of the piece with the heavy border and esprits throughout the middle. An impressive looking piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle
Soilage: Pale cream color with occasional tiny brown age mark.
Finish: Hangs well, no obvious creases or wrinkles.

231332887814   Sold for 235.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lbx3zkh Antique Nanduti Tenerife Lace Bertha Collar –
Size: back to front 22.” deep, neck lappet front 11.5″, 2 back panels 8″ deep, 2 front side panels 8.5″ deep, 16.5″ neckline.  Confusing.
Starting Price: 49.75 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 12:29:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A Ñanduti silk collar.  Several styles of large ‘sol’ roundels, and the typical palm leaf border.  Smaller crosses and other patterns used in the joining.  This lace made in silk does come up in this particular form more often than you might think – I have three in my collection.  This one has a rather dense pattern; I think the sol motifs might be a bit large for the form.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean (seller says it has not been cleaned; not sure what that implies).
Finish: Numerous storage fold creases.

351170844589   Sold for 49.75 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/knqlhye Pretty Antique Handmade Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 17″ neckline, 6″ back depth
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 17:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: A Beds dress front with an interesting guipure design of leaves, some including raised work.  Pretty much rectangular picoted brides. An interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None – although I’m not positive that termination on the ends are intact.
Damage: A few loose brides and frayed motif edgings.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: General wrinkling, especially along the neckline.

271584463633   Unsold as of 9/23/2014 2:54 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/npvhguc PAIR ANTIQUE IRISH CROCHET LACE CUFFS…ECRU
Size: 10.5″ x 4″
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:00:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sewandso1, Sarasota, Florida, United States
Comments: a pair of Irish Crochet cuffs.  Nice contrast between the heavy motifs below and Rose of Sharon pattern above.  You see this in IC collars sometimes, rarely in cuffs. Tight technique, some raised work, picots look like crocheted loops.
Provenance:  Estate of J. Rosell, costume maker for Opera singer Bidu Sayao, 1920’s
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A few broken threads.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

121432478980   Sold for $38.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mu2ryy7 Rare 17th Century lace square
Size: 5.5″ square
Starting Price: $19.95
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 20:45:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller zimore, Upper Lake, California, United States
Comments: A square of geometric needlelace, of the type often associated with mid 17th century England.  The motifs include flowers and urns – it has a kind of geometric ‘pottenkant’ feel.  My guess is that this was part of a much larger table cover where you would have many of these, see http://tinyurl.com/pcosuu5 (now in my collection).
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Intact, but probably part of a larger piece.
Damage: Broken edge thread upper right, more extensive breaks upper left edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291239776892   Sold for $159.49, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ogqo73m A Gorgeous Mid Victorian Brussels Lace Bertha
Size: 14 cm x 110 cm
Starting Price: 48.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 22, 2014 12:05:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha collar of Duchesse de Bruges – a lot of the Bloemwerk style side.  Note the little ‘islands’ among the brides – a good sign of Bloemwerk.  Conventional motifs, and I like the fillings in the strapwork.  Plaited square mesh brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some fold creases and a bit wrinkled.

311093191481   Sold for 48.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nh6mcgq Antique/vintage Brussels duchesse and point de gaze circular border
Size: inner edge 55″, 6″ max depth.
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 22, 2014 14:08:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A circular border of Brussels Duchesse with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional Duchesse motifs in the bobbinlace with a little raised work.  This must have originally been a kind of table linen.  Might work for a bertha.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None – but center cloth missing.
Damage: Seller cites some broken brides, small holes, and repairs to the Point de Gaze.
Soilage: I see a few small brown spots, but clean overall.
Finish: No obvious fold lines or wrinkles. It lays well.

231334400270   Sold for 107.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kadbnkp 52 ins antique/vintage Irish crochet lace
Size: 6″ x 52″
Starting Price: 12.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 22, 2014 14:16:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Irish Crochet in a wonderful early pattern.  I love when IC is used as a textile. It resembles ‘imitation guipure’ (see the Ballantyne books on Irish Crochet), but with a rather geometric pattern.  Lengths like this don’t come along very often.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I think it’s cut on both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks like a cream color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231334408628   Sold for 33.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p6z9rkh Antique Irish Crochet Lace Collar Dress Yoke
Size: 17″ neckline, 39″ outside edge, 8.25″ deep
Starting Price: $49.00
Auction ends: Sep 22, 2014 17:05:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yielding1, Hermann, Missouri, United States
Comments: A collar of Irish Crochet. This is quite impressive in design and technique. Raised work, along with a tightly worked narrow ribbon forming most of the motifs.  Large picots on the brides – I think they are crocheted loops.  I especially like the trefoil motifs along the outer edges.  A very interesting piece.
Provenance:  From an estate.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some age patina.
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles.

351171674597   Sold for $133.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8kbl8t Antique Figural Needle Lace Applique Insert Mythical Creature
Size: 3.5″
Starting Price: $34.99
Auction ends: Sep 23, 2014 16:57:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sohovintage1, Albertville, Minnesota, United States
Comments: We’ve seen these several times before on Ebay – bobbinlace guipure inserts from Offida Italy.  The motifs are actually the personal emblems of past kings of France.  See also numbers 301316751063, 291244713431, 301316760719, 291244719758, 301316770595 and 301316774786.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.
Further Comments:  9/21/14  – A LaceNews reader suggests that these could also have been made in the Le Puy area, which makes a lot of sense given in imagery.

301316744484   Sold for $34.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k9fjsfg ANTIQUE VINTAGE LACE WOMEN’S HANKIE VERY NICE OFF WHITE CREAM COLOR
Size: 11″ square
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Sep 23, 2014 18:06:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cjsvtgstuff, Hershy, Nebraska, United States
Comments: A guipure bobbinlace handkerchief – one of those indeterminate guipures which could be French or Spanish.  I’m guessing French from the almost fleur-de-lis motifs in the corners.  Good, bold design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold creases.

251648167991   Sold for #33.99, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n3mj2ky Victorian Antique Belgian Duchesse Bobbin Lace Large Shawl Collar Ruffle Trim
Size: 38″ neckline, 74″ outside edge, 6.5″ deep
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Sep 23, 2014 18:38:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller 1860-1960, Moorpark, California, United States
Comments: A bertha of Duchesse de Bruges or perhaps Bloemwerk.  Large bold motifs, and note the square-mesh filling stitches.  These aren’t typical Duchesse motifs and the work is a bit heavy, so I’m a bit puzzled as to where this might have originated.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few broken brides.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: It looks slightly shrunken and a little worn, perhaps from a past wash.

371143624929   371143624929a   Sold for $99.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k6uusw8 Exquisite Antique Brussels Point de Gaze Lace Hankie Wedding Handkerchief 13.5″
Size: 13.5″ square
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: Sep 23, 2014 19:28:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller meadowbrookfarm, Canterbury, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Point de Gaze – no raised work.  Good romantic floral design with a few decorative ‘mode fillings in the corner areas.  Also some heavy rings used in flower centers.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One small hole in the Point de Gaze mesh.
Soilage: Slightly cream color.
Finish: Fold creases, general wrinkling in the cloth.

251648245662   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kpgxfew Belgian Brussels Bobbin Lace Lappet
Size: 1.5″ to 2.5″ x 39″
Starting Price: $22.00
Auction ends: Sep 24, 2014 18:00:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller textiles2012, Hydes, Maryland, United States
Comments: A lappet tie of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net. It’s unusual to find small forms of this lace. This one has seen better days, but the technique is quite nice.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Lots of small holes in the tulle, some repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases – just a little worn.

261596851412   Sold for $31.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/omwphld SWEET ANTIQUE~VICTORIAN LACE COLLAR~POINT DE GAZE~ROSES~!
Size: 22″ neck edge, 3″ max depth.
Starting Price: $9.99
Auction ends: Sep 24, 2014 18:00:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ebaebaby, United States
Comments: A long collar of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses.  Note the connected picots along the edges.  Conventional design – note also the large decorative filling at each end.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: General wear, slightly wrinkled.

371146062457   Sold for $39.99, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q9ywxly VOLANT DE DENTELLE ANCIENNE NOIRE CHANTILLY-Décor floral- fin XIXème S-275x34cm
Size: 34 cm x 2m75cm
Starting Price: 54.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 25, 2014 01:54 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poizay37, La Roche Clermault, France
Comments: A border of Chantilly with an unusual deeply scalloped edge. Interesting design – I like the large teardrop separations for each repeat.  Well done floral sprays, and the fillings look a little like 6-pointed stars instead of the usual honeycomb. However there were apparently more photos, but they don’t seem to be there now.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: At least one end cut.
Damage: Hard to tell from the single photo, but nothing really obvious.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

251542298447   Buy-it-now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/mwnle64 LARGE ANTIQUE BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE FAN. HAND MADE LACE. FLORAL DESIGN.
Size: 13.5″ tall, 25.5″ wide
Starting Price: 40.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 25, 2014 10:45:21 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges fan – no raised work, no needlelace accents.  The motifs are rather openly worked, done both by a looser whole stitch and lots of half stitch – quite effective. This might also be from the use of a finer thread.  Irregular plated brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: 2 broken sticks. A few broken brides, one edge break top right hand side.
Soilage: Age darkened.
Finish: Expected folds for a fan.

251649888402   Sold for 74.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nwtg9wd Victorian Bonnet Lace Veil – white – Wedding ?
Size: ~40.75″, 21″ on sides.
Starting Price: 75.00 GBP Buy-it- Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Sep 25, 2014 23:44:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A bonnet veil of embroidered net or it might be adapted from a larger shawl (see condition notes).  The embroidery looks needlerun, and the whole design has a kind of ‘blonde-de-caen’ pattern with the large sprays just above the lower border. I’m guessing it’s a Lier piece, beautifully worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I’m a little bothered by the top edge – I expect a foldover for a ribbon, but the edge motifs below the fold look a little interrupted. So I wonder if this was cut from a larger piece.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean, can’t determine the exact color.
Finish: Beautiful drape.

361033362234   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lzx9smo COLLECTORS RARITY 3+M BROAD WONDERFUL FRENCH SILK CHANTILLY FLOWER LACE 100YEARS
Size: 13″ x 120″
Starting Price: $199.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 26, 2014 05:06:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A Chantilly border, no esprits in the ground.  It has a fairly short repeat of flowers with strapwork below – not the very elaborate floral design often seen.  The design is clean and precisely worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure at the top.
Damage: Hard to tell from the photographs.  Seller cites ‘some smaller defects’ but no specifics.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: I think I see some soft vertical creases.

111446672250   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/p5fpmuw LOVELY 1860 BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLELACE 83×11,5 CM COLLECTORS FINEST 22
Size: 11.5 cm x 83 cm
Starting Price: $249.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 26, 2014 05:37:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seltmeister, simmerath, Germany
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net.  It looks like 4 rows of decoration, counting from the bottom, the 1st is needlelace, the 2nd and 4th are bobbinlace, and the 3rd is combined needle/bobbin.  This linear design is a bit difficult to understand.
Provenance:  Collector’s estate
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure at the top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

111446696474  No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/palvde8 antique HANDMADE Vtg EDWARDIAN BELGIAN BRUGGE BOBBIN LACE 1yd 26″
Size: 7.5″ x 1 yard 26″
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Sep 26, 2014 15:00:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller tricia460_0, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Comments: A border of Bruges Duchesse – a little more typical of Duchesse than Bloemwerk.  Some rolled raised work.  I find the photos confusing, just wish the piece were laid flat so you can see the entire design.  But it looks like fairly conventional Duchesse.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

281444634940   Sold for $38.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l3y3b3g ANTIQUE – RARE TO FIND – TULLE LACE LARGE – Cotton – made in france – 19 th
Size: 36 cm x 2 meters 44 cm
Starting Price: $19.99
Auction ends: Sep 26, 2014 16:50:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mybesttrash, porto, porto, Portugal
Comments: A Crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net.  There are some small needlelace accents used as filling, and some of the motifs are entirely done in needlelace.  Good romantic design, lots of esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end looks cut and bound, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Some pinholes and small holes in the tulle, also a few repairs.
Soilage: Localized small brown stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

321528651360   Sold for $132.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n6p4nbu DENTELLE ANCIENNE DE BRUXELLES
Size: 8 cm x 148 cm
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 06:09:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cmap55, france, France
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze, no raised work.  Minimal decorative fillings, so this piece relies solely on design.  It has a fairly short repeat slightly vertical in feel.  Lots of gimp work in this piece.  Esprits throughout the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.  Engrelure added.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes throughout the mesh.
Soilage: Beige color, with localized brown spotting.
Finish: Light vertical fold creases.

261599800779   Sold for 166.00 EUR, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ntlf5bz DENTELLE ANCIENNE APPLICATION ANGLETERRE belle longueur à restaurer 410 cm
Size: 36 cm x 410 cm
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 06:09:51 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cmap55, france, France
Comments: A crinoline flounce of Brussels application on machine net.  The design is later 19th c, rather conventional romantic type.  A few needlelace fillings in flower centers.  Found esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Seller cites some holes and repairs around the edges.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases, other creases and light wrinkling.

261599810089   Sold for 352.00 EUR, 13 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oknnnds JOLIE VESTE ANCIENNE DENTELLE GUIPURE IRLANDE ET DENTELLE VALENCIENNES 19ème
Size: 46 cm high, 36 cm waist?  Maybe across the waist?
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 06:50:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cmap55, france, France
Comments: A jacket of Irish Crochet, with a lining, and a collar and front edging of another lace but I can’t tell what it is. For some reason the additional photos for this seller aren’t coming through.  Fairly large crochet motifs, typical Irish patterns, with a regular picoted ground. Also can’t tell if this is made up from another piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Unknown.
Damage: I think the seller is saying there are some broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: A bit wrinkled.

261599829673   Sold for 61.00 EUR, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m2vu6wv PANNEAU DE DENTELLE ANCIENNE FUSEAU MAIN SUR FOND VIOLET
Size: 33 cm x 169 cm
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 06:56:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cmap55, france, France
Comments: A border of afigural pieced bobbinlace – it resembles Milanese especially with the a square-mesh ground and the decorative fillings, and slightly decorated tapes. And that is a possibility, but I think it’s more  like a Flemish piece  in the treatment of the smaller flowers and areas like the antlers on the deer. The figures are quite innovative, but at the same time a bit primitive.  The top and bottom border aren’t quite typical of Milanese either. An Eastern European origin is also not out of the question.  Unfortunately the additional photos aren’t coming through, so I can’t get a good look at a ground closeup, which might answer some questions.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Sewn to a purple fabric. Can’t see the ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a beige color
Finish: Lies well thanks to the backing cloth, note a few wrinkles.

261599834019   Sold for 191.00 EUR, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/obylkxd AN AMAZING VICTORIAN CLONES IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR WITH HANGING FLOWER BUDS
Size: 37″ neckline, 15″ deep center back.  Hanging buds are 2″ long.
Starting Price: 27.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 09:29:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garden*hill, Reading, United Kingdom
Comments: A collar of Irish Crochet.  Tightly worked, lots of raised elements, and note the little hanging flowers. These might be signs of French work.   Picots on the square mesh ground look crocheted.  The design is symmetric, but not all that well organized. Still, it’s an unusual, interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191339633612   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o5yd2b2 Vintage Irish Crochet Clones Lace Jacket Antique Ball Trim Handmade Edwardian
Size: ~34″ long, 23″ sleeves, 32-34″ bust, 18″ across shoulders.
Starting Price: $1,350.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 27, 2014 16:52:30 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: Given all the raised work I’d say this is an ‘Irish Crochet’ made in France.  Motifs are very large, and there is some variation in the ground.  The technique isn’t quite as tight as many French pieces.  Not quite sure what to think of this.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some ‘small discrete repairs’.
Soilage: Seller cites a light overall patina from storage.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301295803059   301295803059a   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ng6bd5g DENTELLE A L’AIGUILLE XIXème (Alençon), 3,52 m. x 19 cm.
Size: 19 cm x 3.52 m
Starting Price: 50.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 02:39:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller oreles, chez moi, France
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses, nicely done.  Note the fairly elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings especially along the bottom; some are quite large. Good romantic design
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One join.  Ends look almost finished, although they might just have been cut along the pattern.
Damage: Seller cites 50 small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

261600591749   Sold for 264.00 EUR, 13 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kmstzv6 A SUPERB AND BEAUTIFUL PALE CREAM NEEDLERUN REGENCY STOLE SHAWL ca. 1820-1830
Size: 27″ x 112″
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 07:43:56 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller palexpo, Steinhausen, Switzerland
Comments: A rectangular shawl of embroidery on machine net.  I can’t tell from the photos if the stitches are tambour or needlerun, but I suspect needlerun. Might be a Lier piece. Excellent design and technique with elaborate borders at the ends, a smaller border all around, esprits of small buds.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Beautiful soft drape, no obvious creases or wrinkles.

111468964298   Sold for $160.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ma2zfvo TWO PRETTY LENGTHS OF ANTIQUE MECHLIN AND ALENCON NEEDLELACE ca. 1790
Size: 2.25″ x 25″ and 2.75″ x 49″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 07:45:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller palexpo, Steinhausen, Switzerland
Comments: Two borders of Alençon, one looks early 19th c, the other has a more romantic later design. The earlier longer piece has brides tortillée the other the réseau fin with interesting decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  Wish there were more of each.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Earlier piece looks good, later one has some pulls and perhaps repairs to the ground.
Soilage: One light cream, one darker (I’ll assume that’s the longer one – which also has some brown discoloration).
Finish: A few fold creases and light wrinkles in both.

111468965117  111468965117a   Sold for $95.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/k9ulfn4 Amazing antique Brussels applique lace crinoline flounce – 7 yards 28 ins
Size: 16.5″ x 7 yards 28″
Starting Price: $850.00
Auction ends: Sep 28, 2014 12:27:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: This is the week for crinoline flounces, and this is an exceptional one of Brussels application on machine net. My only minor gripe is no esprits in the ground.  A few needlelace accents used as fillings, but overall the bobbin work is of very high quality.  Masses of flowers and excellent strapwork along the lower edge. This is a high end market piece made by a superior manufacturer.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Ends cut.
Damage: A few small holes/pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘slightly aged darkened mid ivory color’.
Finish: Some vertical fold creases.  Overall it lays very well.  Regarding the chalky substance, this is not part of the making a piece like this. It might be some kind of early attempt at a storage preservative, or a whitening agent.  I’d suggest not touching it until the composition can be determined.  It does seem localized and could probably be removed.

331326210180   Sold for 920.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

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Workshop CA: Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners, Lenka Suchanek – October 5, 2014

Needle Lace in Wire for Beginners
Instructor:  Lenka Suchanek
Date and Time: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 9:30 to 17:30
Venue: South Surrey Arts Centre
(in collaboration with Semiahmoo Arts)
14601 20 Ave, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Website: http://tinyurl.com/plb9xvp
Information and Registration: laceway@gmail.com or telephone 778-288-0720
Registration deadline, Thursday September 25, 2014.
Cost:   $120.00, materials (not equipment) included.
Honiton or bolster pillow recommended, bring your own or purchase for $95.00.

This workshop introduces needle lacemaking in wire and explains how to work with fine wire and what stitches to use to build patterns. Class project – needle lace sampler – can be mounted as a picture or in a special greeting card (see photo below). Focus of the workshop is on small scale work that is suitable for delicate art or jewelry making.

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

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Lenka’s work, “Memory of this World”

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Auction: Ewbank’s – Autumn Fine Sale – September 25, 2014

Vintage Fashion, Textiles and Accessories
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Place: Ewbank’s, Burnt Common Auction Rooms
London Road, Send, Woking, Surrey, GU23 7LN
Map: http://tinyurl.com/k49qw7o
Viewings: Monday Sept 22,  from 10:00 to 17:00
Tuesday Sept 23  from 10:00 to 20:00
Morning of the sale, Wednesday Sep 24,  9:30 to 10:00
Saturday Sept 20 viewing from 10:00 to 14:00
Time: The textile lots are on the second day of the sale, starting at 10:30
Web Catalog: http://tinyurl.com/nfra7og
Phone: +44 [0] 1483 223 101
Fax: +44 [0] 1483 222 171
Email: antiques@ewbankauctions.co.uk, see also http://tinyurl.com/k49qw7o

This auction has textile lots 774-914 (the second day of the auction) – I received an email from the Jewellery and Decorative Arts specialist saying that these are from an important collection and fresh to the market.  There aren’t many lots specifically on lace, and some photos and descriptions are lacking, but take a look at:
Lot 802, A framed Duchesse de Bruxelles fan
Lot 858, An application shawl
Lot 867   Looks like a Milanese 18th century panel showing Adam and Eve
Lot 871   Other Milanese pieces

Bidding: Bidders must register on the site at http://tinyurl.com/pp2z4d3. You can participate in live auctions on the website for an additional buyer’s premium charge of 3% plus VAT on the hammer price. Internet bids must be placed no later than 1 hour prior to the sale.  You can also leave commission bids.

A 25.2% buyer’s premium is applied to the bid and that premium is subject to the prevailing VAT rate.
Terms and conditions can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/kmqp6xn Payment can be made by check or credit card if the registered address is the same as the card address. There’s a surcharge of 2.5% + VAT on credit cards (not debit cards).

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Lace Event France: 1ère Rencontre des Arts du Fil, Angoulins sur Mer – September 27-28, 2014

1ère Rencontre des Arts du Fil, Angoulins sur Mer  (Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes)
Theme: 
Les Fleurs dans Tous Leurs Etats
Sponsors:
l’Association De Fil en Aigulle
Date: Saturday September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014
Place: la Salle Polyvalente
7 avenue du Général de Gaulle 17690 Angoulins (near La Rochelle)
Hours: Saturday: 13:00 to 19:00, Sunday 9:00 to 18:00
Website: http://tinyurl.com/oeftu82
Information and Reservations: Sylvie Charlard, 05 46 29 59 91
Catherine Gobin, 05 46 07 17 16.  email filsenaiguilles@hotmail.fr

This events showcases a number of textiles arts, such as bobbinlace, couture, leisure activites, patchwork, knitting, and counted thread embroidery.  There will also be a lacemaker market.

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Ebay Alerts! Thirty-nine items – September 14, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/ks3km5o Antique LARGE HM Needle Lace Cotton Collar-Very Fine Work
Size: 66″ circumference, 5″ deep
Starting Price: $29.99
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 09:25:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ogop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A bertha of an indeterminate bobbinlace guipure.  Perhaps French or Spanish. It does have a gimp, but few hints as to the exact place of manufacture. Bold designs, interesting piece.
Provenance:  From a local lace collection
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites 1 broken bride.
Soilage: Looks clean, can’t tell the exact color.
Finish: No creases or wrinkles. Heavy soft thread lays well.

251639182694   Sold for $36.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/p8xy3nu ANTIQUE LACE- BRUSSELS LACE SHAWL COLLAR W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: not given.
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 10:09:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A shawl collar with front lappets of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts.  Some needlelace decorative ‘mode’ fillings in bobbinlace flower centers.  No raised work in the Duchesse. The piece is nicely layered in three pieces to fall well on the figure.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites some light age stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390927931489   390927931489a   Sold for $195.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/owyynoh ANTIQUE LACE- BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE W/WREATH DESIGN
Size: ~6″ x 97″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 10:09:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A reasonably wide border of Point de Gaze.  No raised work, and just a few simple decorative ‘mode’ fillings. This is one of those pieces that rely on a dense design with a short repeat – meant to be ruffled. Two different sizes of round ‘esprits’ in the ground.  I think I can see some different hands in the ground stitch sections – interesting.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut. Looks like there’s an engrelure added.
Damage: Some scattered openings in the mesh and small repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites some age stains.
Finish:  A little light wrinkling – a bit worn.

151406347287   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nvmbhjf 3 long & very deep flounces of needlerun lace. Antique early Victorian c1840’s
Size: 12.5″ x (104″, 99″, 72″)
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 10:09:03 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: Three sections of a needlerun lace on machine net.  Interesting floral design that fills the space well with large buds used as esprits.  Hard to guess at a date. Might be Lierre.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut into three pieces.
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: A few dark stains.
Finish:  Some light creasing.

390924770176   Sold for 108.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nsg4b62 An Exquisite Brussels Lace Flounce circa 1860
Size: 18 cm x 210 cm
Starting Price: 68.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 11:35:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of what I’ll call Bruges Bloemwerk, although it does have a bit of a Sluis Duchesse feel.  Large motifs, some raised work in the bobbinlace, and some interesting square woven fillings. Good example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Lays well in the photos, obvious creases or wrinkles.

351165831413   Sold for 70.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pkqlyq3 18th Century Point d’Argentan lace as worn at Court c1760-70s Georgian cap pts?
Size: 66″ circumference, 5″ deep
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 11:22:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: In this day and age it is virtually impossible to tell the works of Alençon and Argentan apart in the mid 18th century. We do know that Argentan was the much smaller industry. Therefore we now tend to assign one particularly elaborate style to Argentan, which involves heavily buttonholed brides (the brides bouclée, which was made in three separate steps.) Réseau fin is used along the edges. Legend also has it that Argentan never used horsehair to make their picots.  I’d say these pieces to have that kind of style, but again, it is a modern convention with little historical fact behind the name. As far as what these are form, it does look like someone was trying to make up a ‘head'; lappets with a surrounding frill for a cap back – all made up from an original border. I don’t much like the continuity between the lower parts and the upper cut-out parts either.  The separate border does appear to match the other pieces.  It’s all a little strange.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Not exactly sure the original purpose, but part has been cut down.  Engrelure added.
Damage: Some repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites a ‘natural linen color’, with gentle darkening.
Finish: No creases

390924766936   Sold for 181.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oruhlgj ANTIQUE LACE-LOVELY EARLY POINT DE FRANCE LACE
Size: 4.25″ x 75″
Starting Price: $395.00
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 16:17:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A border of Point de France needlelace. Note the symmetric rather ‘candelabra’ design  and the hexagonal picoted mesh.  Very fine raised cordonnets, and the lower border is carefully done.  All the signs point toward an earlier piece (late 17th c France), however you have to be very careful of this kind of lace. Copies were made in Italy and Ireland in later years – but this one does have an early feel.  Condition is almost a little too good.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if it they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151406598252   Sold for $395.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mkatgm3 nicely worked antique Maltese silk lace collar.fair condition
Size: ~6.5″ deep
Starting Price: 12.50 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 15, 2014 02:48:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A standard deep collar of Maltese cream silk.  Rather large woven leaves, which alternate with Maltese crosses around the outer edge, and with heart-shaped guipure in the middle section. The neckline is a narrow third section.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some seam separations.
Soilage: Soiled along the neckline.  Seller cites ‘an odd mark’ here and there.
Finish:  Fold crease center back.

351164069093   351164069093a   Sold for 50.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m7jarmf VINTAGE TENERIFE (SOL) NEEDLE – LACE
Size: 37 cm x 120 cm
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 15, 2014 13:36:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: A ‘Sol’ needle-woven lace rectangle. Might be a shawl, I think this is a little too delicate to be used as a table runner.  Given the method of joining the motifs, I think it’s probably Ñanduti. Although there are only two different simple styles of roundels, which is unusual. Might be a later piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some breaks along the edges.
Soilage: Seller cites some marks to the lace, I see one hole near one corner.
Finish:  Edges don’t like very flat, but that’s a general condition of this lace.

261588047886   Sold for 16.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oytdk5u Vintage Edwardian Collar Crochet Lace Antique Floral Off White Dimensional
Size: 2.2″ deep, 9″ across front face.
Starting Price: $39.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 15, 2014 16:59:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller barnswallows_collectiblecloth, Rochester, New York, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet dress front.  Rose, harp, trefoil and pinwheel motifs, some fairly large, all densely packed together. Tightly worked, with some raised work (I almost wonder if this has been photographed upside down.) Picots look like crocheted loops.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  A little wrinkled.

361024045770   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lebtq2j ANTIQUE PRETTY APPLIQUE LACE STOLE SCARF LAPPET FLORAL CREAM LONG 92″ x 18″
Size: 18″ x 92″
Starting Price: $39.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 03:56 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller abfabs05, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Muslin applique on machine net. Might be Carrickmacross – the edges of the motifs look overcast on, not tamboured like you find in Belgium.  But there isn’t much in the was of Irish iconography in the design and it lacks the looped or heavy straight picots so characteristic of this lace. The pattern is fairly simple with little variation in fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles. It has this beautifully draping white net that is often associated with England.

291060765962   Unsold as of 9/17/2014 6:11 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/kymw258 Antique/vintage early 19C fine Honiton lace shawl
Size: 23″ x 94″
Starting Price: 120.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 10:46:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Honiton applique on droschel ground – the ground is made in strips which the seller has measured at ~0.75″ wide.  I would tentatively agree with the Honiton attribution based on the large woven ‘leadwork’ filling areas in the flowers, and lack of needlelace fillings.  Beautiful delicate design of lilly of the valley and roses with a few leaves around the edges.  I have several of these shawls, and note the ‘soilage’ comments below. They all seem to have these issues, and I’ve never tried to clean one. I do have documentation on one shawl that cites it was purchased in London in 1830, and I think that’s a reasonable date for this kind of work. It doesn’t really have the ‘directoire’ look of earlier examples.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: One (maybe two) repair to the net.  Some loosening of the motifs.
Soilage: Mid to dark cream color.  Areas of pale brown age spotting in places.
Finish:  A little wrinkled, not bad at all.

331314994486   Sold for 209.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qzzdsxj Vtg figural bobbin lace Italian cantu embroidered linen tablecloth doily 66 round
Size: 66″ diameter
Starting Price: $435.00
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 10:46:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller medpid01, York, South Carolina, United States
Comments: A circular tablecloth of Italian figural Cantú bobbinlace with additional whitework embroidery. The figures are in Grecian robes and might represent a harvest celebration – note the nice raised work in some of them. Typical hook and flowerhead motifs in the bobbinlace.  I can’t tell where the embroidery was done.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Seller cites some small separations/holes and broken brides.
Soilage: Slightly off-white.
Finish:  Diagonal fold creases.

111460456319   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/nwm6oon Stunning Antique Vintage White Irish Crochet Lace Large Collar Dress Front Trim
Size: 17″ down the middle (not sure what that means), 6″ depth
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 15:37:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller gypsy5961, New Milford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: Tightly worked Irish Crochet collar – probably a dress front. From the various patterning of the brides, I guess this might be a French product, but difficult to tell for certain. The design is a bit haphazard, note the asymmetry along the neckline center front.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Seller cites some small separations/holes and broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  A little wrinkled, doesn’t lay perfectly flat.

201167357895   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m8u92qp ANTIQUE LACE- EARLY METALLIC LACE EDGING,POSSIBLY RUSSIAN?
Size: ~23″ x 22″ laid flat.
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Sep 16, 2014 16:13:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: It’s not entirely clear, but I think the thread is silver metallic, and there’s a pink thread gimp surrounding all the tapes.  Russia is a possibility, but I’d more favor eastern Europe, like the Hungarian or Slovenian areas.  The symmetry of the tape design also recall some Italian work. The center cloth is missing.  There’s nothing to indicate that it is a particularly early piece, I’d guess later 19th or early 20th c.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications:  No center cloth.
Damage: Seller cites a few small openings.
Soilage: Minor tarnish.
Finish:  Vertical fold creases.

151408441955   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l4ke82l Antique Brussels w point de gaze insert lovely collar / bodice insert
Size: 16″ neckline, 6.75″ center back.
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 17, 2014 06:57:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A dress front of Brussels Duchesse with a single Point de Gaze insert center front. A simple raised petal rose in the insert.  Conventional Duchesse motifs, also with raised work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Point de Gaze mesh has a lot of holes. I see some broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291240067757   Sold for 29.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n439ynr RARE ANTIQUE SCULPTURAL CROCHET LACE 19C
Size: 5.2″ x 52″
Starting Price: 40.00 GRP, 60.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 17, 2014 06:57:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eepa76, london, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Irish Crochet. Tiny dense motifs, tightly worked. There’s not much variation in the motifs, but this is an often-seen variation in IC. Picots look like they are tightly crocheted loops. Borders of IC like this don’t come up too often.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean – actually hard to tell the color from the photos.
Finish:  Looks a little shrunken, maybe from a past wash.

111457270951   Sold for 30.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/n988zbd VERY FINE ANTIQUE HONITON BOBBIN LACE 19C
Size: size upon request.
Starting Price: 30.00 GRP, 80.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 18, 2014 01:59:25 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eepa76, london, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A border of Honiton with a scalloped edge. Snails/slugs style with a rather vermicular design.  Some areas of leadwork tally fillings.  I think the unpicoted brides are plaited, but it’s a bit hard to tell.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.  Looks like one join.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Hard to tell color from the photos.
Finish:  Wrinkled, with some light creasing.

111457274771   Sold for 30.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ox74h5y Vintage French Tulle Lace Needlerun Shawl Scarf Bridal Wedding Veil
Size: 15″ x 81″
Starting Price: $136.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 18, 2014 10:28:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: A rectangular shawl of needlerun embroidered net. The pattern is a kind of Blonde-de-Caen style, with heavy floral sprays at the ends and a light border along the sides. No esprits in the net.  The net is white and supple, looks like an English product.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some small holes and pinholes in the tulle. Might be a repair to the net above one end flower spray.
Soilage: Looks white.
Finish:  Lightly wrinkled, might be a fold crease along the length.

291222229309   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ows8x5p EXQUISITE VICTORIAN HAND MADE POINT DE GAZE DELICATE LACE HANKY
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: $150.00, $200 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 18, 2014 10:28:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bortique, Cambridge, Minnesota, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief with dense design. No raised work, but some good decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  The design has a kind of vertical architectural feel, and I like the treatment of the edge next to the cloth.  Excellent technique.  Nice presence to this piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks white.
Finish:  Might be some light fold creases in the cloth.

301311485175   Sold for $152.50, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m6mscn9 Antique Brussels Duchesse Lace Point de gaze Hand Made Scarf Lappet Ecru 53″x5″
Size: 5″ x 53″
Starting Price: $88.98
Auction ends: Sep 18, 2014 17:47:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cherubim_gates, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Comments: Scarf of Duchesse de Bruges.  I like the delicate transparency of this piece. It’s a little on the Bloemwerk side, with the single gimp, but I think there is some raised work in the ribbon motifs.  Beautiful technique and even with the fairly large motifs, the design is quite good.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: “medium ecru color”, one stain.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles. Seller says it’s a little musty.

161419793641   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lffab5d ANTIQUE CREAM BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR. GOOD CONDITION. FRENCH.
Size: 11″ x 11″ laid flat.
Starting Price: 9.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 19, 2014 13:12:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller collinsclarke, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton Point dress front. This means Honiton bobbinlace with a needle-made ground.  Snails/slugs style, note the figural butterfly center front. A few leadwork fillings, and the flowers and leaves around the outer edge are nicely done.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Cream color. Seller cites one faint mark along the bottom.
Finish:  No obvious wrinkles or creases.

191326635422   Sold for 14.50 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/my3lr4c EXCEPTIONNEL VOLANT de DENTELLE A L’AIGUILLE-ALENCON? POINT DE GAZE?-19/710cm
Size: 19 cm x 7.1m
Starting Price: 1.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 12:51:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poizay37, La Roche Clermault, France
Comments: A moderately wide border of Point de Gaze. No raised work, but that doesn’t matter here. This flat lace is exceptional with beautifully done decorative ‘mode’ fillings which really make the piece.  Romantic 2nd Empire design with a rather vertical short repeat.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  One end looks original, the other cut.  Some residual threads from an old mount remaining at the top.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos – very unusual.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Some light vertical creases, minor.

251645040736   Sold for 1,299.89 EUR, 15 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/jwzx9hr POINT DE PARIS BOBBIN LACE BELGIAN. circa 1900. 106 x 10CMS
Size: 4″ x 42″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve.
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:00:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: An interesting Point de Paris border with a kind of morning figural scene. There’s a rising sun with a face, a tree, a cock and pheasant.  Interesting piece with a short repeat.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Ends look cut, and there are some residual threads from a previous mounting along edges.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Some vertical fold marks, esp. center.

181516101022   Sold for $198.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/oymqf4u BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLE LACE. Circa 1870-1890. 127 X 35 CMS
Size: 14″ x 50″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:05:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A wide Point de Gaze border with raised petal roses. Note the shaping on the petals, sign of a better quality piece, if it wasn’t already obvious from the excellent design. Very romantic 2nd Empire style and note the elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Just wish there were more of it.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  One end cut, the other might be original. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Generally lays flat, a little wrinkling along upper edge.

181516113860   Sold for $520.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/n93ukod ITALIAN NEEDLE LACE CRAVAT ENDS CIRCA 1670-90 RARE
Size: each 7″ x 15″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:10:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Two cravat ends of a kind of Venetian coraline, more on the flat point side. Assuming they are shown rightside up, they are mirror images of each other, where the top left end matches the bottom right end. These two ends do look a little cut off, and note the looped edging are strongly picoted on these ends, but are a bit plainer on the other ends. So I’m wondering if these are cut from some other piece. Wish I could get this under a microscope.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Adaption?
Damage: Some repairs evident with a smaller more modern thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious wrinkles or creases.

181516201186   $44.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/pusoq4h ITALIAN ROSE POINT NEEDLE LACE BIB-FRONTED COLLAR. CIRCA 1660-1680
Size: 34.5″ long when laid flat.  3.5″ wide at neck, 7″ wide at bib (not quite sure where some of these are measured.)
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:10:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Collar in the Colbert style, really quite impressive. Levey calls these ‘bib-fronted Venetian bands’. Date given looks good. Venetian Rose Point. What more can I say? It’s outstanding and rare.  If you are bidding write to the seller who will tell you the reserve. Be prepared.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.  Almost too good.
Soilage: Looks clean, although seller cites ‘original color’. Not sure what that is exactly.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181516225755   Sold for $2,860.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nkyzm9t ENGLISH HONITON BOBBIN LACE FAN WITH DUVELLEROY BOX. LATE 19TH CENTURY
Size: 12″ tall, 28.5″ wide.  Box is 12.5″x2.5″x1.5″.
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:15:46 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton Point fan, butterflies, thistle, roses and other flowers. Breaking out of the snails/slugs style, but not much. Needle-made ground, Mother of Pearl (abalone) and bone sticks. The pattern is roughly left-right symmetric.  Box looks in good condition.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: A few brown spots around the center, some associated with the sticks.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Expected fan folds.

181516246313   Sold for $320.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nksfpvc WAR LACE MATS. BELGIAN POINT DE PARIS (SET OF 12). Circa 1915-18
Size: 10″ diameter for 6 large mats, 5″ for 6 small mats.
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Sep 20, 2014 15:20:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: ‘War Lace’ iconography in these mats – the Belgian Lion, English Unicorn, French Cockerel, Russian bear. Probably made with funding arranged by the CRB (and such items often have a metal tag with these initials – I don’t see it here), set up in WWI to offer support to the Belgian handmade lace industry.  These are standard patterns seen in this period.  Nicely made.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181520593006   Sold for $365.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kycg8hg Pretty antique 19th C. Victorian Tenerife or Nanduti handmade lace shoulder cape
Size: 20 cm deep at back, 104 cm around the ‘top edge’ – not sure what that is.
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 10:45:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep shawl collar of Ñanduti – you can tell by the palm-leaf motif around the edges. It reminds me a lot of the shawl reviewed above – fairly simple sol motifs. Note here the often triangular joining motifs.  The lower edge at the back is a separate piece.  And interesting Ñanduti piece – most of these were made after WWII and were made of cotton.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few broken threads.
Soilage: Off-white, seller says it is freshly laundered but gives no details on the process.
Finish:  Looks a little limp overall.

191325240363   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l4p29gd Superb antique vintage French bonnet cap with lace, braid, beads & crystals?
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 11:34:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: This bonnet looks to me like it is from the Alençon area.  I have one in my collection, without the lappets, the ‘beads and crystals’ and the braid.  But with the paper stiffening, and the outer frill layers are just a fine pleated cloth.  The lace at the back in both pieces is an embroidered net that was made in the area to imitate real Alençon lace.  The pleated lace in this piece looks like Point de Paris, and I have no idea what those black crystal things are.  I don’t know what someone had in mind here, but the basic pattern is very similar to mine but the elaborate decoration is unfamiliar.  I’d say it’s a later 20th c piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ribbons are discolored.
Finish:  Looks like it lays OK.

390929321065   Sold for 46.77 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/l766zfh deep flounces antique Victorian lace Amazing range of flower posy’s with bows!
Size: 10″ x ~65″ each.
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 11:36:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller poppy1109, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
Comments: Two sections of a border of bobbinlace application on machine net. I think it’s possible that it is a Honiton applique due to the large areas of leadwork woven tally fillings.  The style of the motifs (especially the feather-like fronds), the large sprigs used as esprits are also more English, as are the types of flowers used.  A beautiful piece but with unfortunate modifications.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications:  Cut apart, cut along the top.
Damage: Occasional pinholes and pulls in the tulle.
Soilage: Not white, according to seller, with a number of age stains.
Finish:  A little wrinkled.

361048375430   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ppeysn6 19thC Andtique Handmade Brussels DUCHESSE Bobbin LACE Handkerchief WEDDING HANKY
Size: ~12.5″ square
Starting Price: $120.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 12:51:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Duchesse de Bruges.  Conventional pattern, with a little raised work in the motifs. Unpicoted irregular brides which look a bit weak in places. Nice pattern, but some of the execution is a bit off.
Condition:
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some frayed threads.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Fold creases evident.

261571459247   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l6s7zoz Pretty Antique Hand Worked Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 14″ neckline, 3″ deep.
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 15:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: An English Beds collar with lots of raised tallies in the clothwork.  Typical leaf and flower pattern, with lots of well-done plaited work.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious in the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, in fact very white.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

271584399263   Unsold as of 9/21/14 11:17 PM MST

http://tinyurl.com/oqxynqm Beautiful Frilly Antique Handmade Bedfordshire Bobbin Lace Collar Fichu
Size: 32″ neckline, 17.5″ deep at back
Starting Price: 44.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 16:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pbur3053, Selkirk, United Kingdom
Comments: An English Beds shawl collar in three parts, which you see a lot in this lace.  The inner collar is a roughly ‘C’ shaped Beds guipure (note the large ovals), with another border of plaited beds along the neckline. What is unusual about this one is that the outer edge is a tape-lace with a lower plaited mesh. That’s not familiar from Beds, but it’s hard to think they would go outside the local area for this addition.  Interesting.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few frayed threads, one seam coming loose.
Soilage: A few rust marks.
Finish:  Looks good considering it’s a made-up piece.

271584446380   Unsold as of 9/21/14 11:17 PM MST

http://tinyurl.com/lpu2dal Gorgeous Ivory Antique Burano Lace Collar Victorian Edwardian
Size: main piece 17″ x 17″, collar 3″ x 14″
Starting Price: $39.00
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:34:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: A dress front and neckpiece of Burano needlelace.  There might have been some matching cuffs at one point.  Good symmetric design with decorative clothwork and some grid fillings. This deviates slightly from the typical pomegranate motifs, but still has a similar feeling.
Provenance:  From an estate sale.
Modifications:  No modifications, but neckpiece is reinforced with wire.
Damage: Occasional broken or frayed thread – very minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

321520116052   Sold for $281.60, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lwrok2s Lovely Square Antique Crochet Collar Victorian Edwardian
Size: 18″ wide, 12″ tall
Starting Price: $25.99
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:39:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: This is an interesting mixed tape lace, not crochet. The woven braid is probably machine-made, and there are some simple needlelace fillings and brides.  It has an interestingly effective ‘punto in aria’ look to it.  Some of the leaf-shaped structures look like they were needle-made or at least finished with buttonhole stitches on the edges.  I don’t remember seeing anything like this before.  Looks like a 20th century product.
Provenance:  From an estate sale.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Seller cites one flaw that I can’t find – some closeup photos are fuzzy.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

321520118549   Sold for $83.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m7jnmp4 Fabulous Irish Crochet Large Round Collar 60″ long
Size: 60″ around, 5.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:46:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet bertha  a form that doesn’t come up very often. Tight work, with some interesting ball-like raised elements in some flowers. Also some raised rings in flower centers.  The work is well executed and the design tightly packed with the traditional 3 and 4 headed pinwheel motifs.  Picots look like crocheted loops.
Provenance:  From an estate sale.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: One separation along the neckline, occasional frayed or broken thread.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious crease or wrinkles, but it isn’t laying very evenly in the photo. I don’t think that’s a problem.

221546932512   Sold for $113.65, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/phqxy9c Antique Ivory Floral Bobbin Lace Shawl Capelet Scarf Victorian
Size: 65.5″ long, 14.5″ max depth
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: Sep 21, 2014 18:49:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller thebigwhitebarn, Camden, Maine, United States
Comments: I think this is a Swiss Neuchâtel bobbinlace small shawl – it has a lot of the same design characteristics as that lace. A heavier, unrelieved cloth stitch in a dense, symmetric pattern, with lots of honeycomb fillings. Not a particularly elaborate design, but simply floral in nature. I have several examples in my own collection.  Not a lace that comes to the market very often, but it was made in larger pieces.
Provenance:  From an estate sale.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some holes in the mesh at the ends of the piece, perhaps made in a fastening process.  Mesh is a bit irregular in places and I see a few pinholes, but nothing serious.
Soilage: Ivory color.
Finish:  No obvious creases, but a little wrinkled.

321520125982   Sold for $130.49, 3 bidders.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-two items – September 7, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/l3vfvv6 ANTIQUE VINTAGE SILK BLONDE CHANTILLY LACE FABRIC SKIRT 1800S STUNNING WEDDING
Size: 46″ x 70″
Starting Price: 225.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 06, 2014 05:31:01 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vickysilk, somerset, United Kingdom
Comments: I’ll review this one even though it sold almost as soon as it was posted. It is a very wide border of Blonde de Caen sewn into a circle and probably used as a skirt.  The photo has the piece doubled. Very typical large floral motifs with honeycomb filling. The technique is quite beautiful.  Probably dates around 1840.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Joined into a circle, hard to tell the original form. I’m guessing it has been cut down from a larger veil.
Damage: Pinholes in the mesh, and note the raw upper edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Lays beautifully.

201163829178 Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/n3yvb5x Antique Early Valenciennes ? handmade lace length,,, collector..study
Size: 1.5″ x 48.5″
Starting Price: 19.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 09:27:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow border of mid 18th c round hole Valenciennes. The design is such that you can match the pattern in a mirror image along it’s length – this was occasionally done to get a wider piece. The design is quite flat, no fillings, just a solid line-drawing pattern.  Excellent even technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One join, cut and hemmed both ends
Damage: A few small holes and pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Lays reasonably flat.

291233639732   Sold for 53.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qcsbpoc Antique Mechlin ? Valencennes ? early handmade lace long length collector.study
Size: 1.75″ x 4 yards 12″
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 09:49:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: Another Valenciennes border, still quite a flat design and what looks like a round hole mesh. It has some simple decorative fillings. It does have a bit of a mechanical appearance and I had to stare at it quite some time to figure out what’s going on.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Occasional small hole and some pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: I think there might be some vertical fold lines, hard to tell since the photos don’t enlarge.

291233658963   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qbj4h7m RARE ANTIQUE FRENCH GIRLS’ LACEMAKING IT “DENTELLES AUX FUSEAUX” BOBBINS PILLOW
Size: pillow – 7″ x 7.5″ x 3.25″, box 5″ x 10″ x 15″
Starting Price: $399.00
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 10:21:32 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller greatlace, Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Comments: These boxed kits do come up for sale occasionally. This one is used, but reasonably complete.  I doubt if the colored threads are original to the set.  It is by Cotterel, and the bobbins off to the side have replaceable conical spools of thread – I can’t lay my hands on the examples in my own collection just now, but I’m pretty sure the head of the bobbin comes off so you can replace the thread cone.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although I suspect some threads are not original to the piece.
Damage: It is used and has a little wear.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: N/A

221538472004   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k5csabk ANCIEN DESSUS DE FAUTEUIL OU DE MEUBLE CROCHETE MAIN MOTIF DE ROSES
Size: each 30 to 60 cm x 148 cm
Starting Price: 38.50 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 14:20:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller spitfire44, chez moi, France
Comments: I thought these were interesting with the nicely done 3-d roses and leaves against the square mesh ground. Photos aren’t close enough to tell how the ground is made. They look like furnishing pieces, probably for a chair back. Although it’s hard to say exactly how they were used. They are curiosities, probably French.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One serious hole in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks a little beige in color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141390817241   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kungdv5 vintage linen wedding bridal handkerchief hanky w/ handmade Brussels lace
Size: 12″ square
Starting Price: $5.99
Auction ends: Sep 08, 2014 14:20:37 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller princesskelvis, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief with a conventional design, fairly narrow lace border. Un-picoted irregular brides. The border next to the cloth is nicely done. No raised work or needlelace accents.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Broken brides in several places.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: Obvious fold creases.

111454806461  Sold for $10.50, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pozgsl6 Antique Belgium Brussels Point de Gaze scarf collar jabot lappet 56″x6.6″
Size: 5 to 5.5″ x 56″
Starting Price: $249.00
Auction ends: Sep 09, 2014 10:11:38 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ll-antiques, Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States
Comments: A narrow rectangular scarf of Point de Gaze, no raised work. Nicely done naturalistic floral design with interesting grids of decorative ‘mode’ fillings, especially near the ends.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One small hole near the center.
Soilage: Even, ecru color. Might be a faint red stain across the piece most noticeable in the 4th photo. Or it might be a trick of the light.
Finish: Motifs are good but not perfectly crisp, perhaps a sign of a previous washing?

201162104522   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/l739tzj Belle dentelle ancienne Point de Lille XIXe pièce entière Très bel état
Size: 8 cm x 180 cm
Starting Price: 30.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 09, 2014 13:30:57 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: A delicate border of Lille, perhaps  Note there is no gimp around the motifs, in fact I commented on a similar piece in a ‘lace of the month’ post a while ago  http://tinyurl.com/af9umng (look at the bottom of the post). I have seen pieces like this attributed to French makers, so it is probably a Lille variation.  It also has some interesting fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if it is cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, although difficult to tell against the colored background.
Finish: Some light fold creases.

261582062279   Sold for 86.99 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lrcx8fn VINTAGE LACE FLORAL DESIGN HONITON LACE PANEL
Size: 3.5″ x 24.5″
Starting Price: 5.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 10, 2014 10:52:20 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller Oglenda1, Derby, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton lappet – can’t see one end, but it does repeat most of the pattern at the other end. Good floral work with large are of woven tally leadworks. Rather snails/slugs in feel, with a nicely done edge around the whole piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Unknown condition at one end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites one small light rust mark.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

151401068219   Sold for 13.50 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ms6b27u Unused POINT DE GAZE Lace Collar, Narrow & Long, in Alexandrine Paris Box
Size: 2″ to 2.75″ x 27″
Starting Price: $51.00
Auction ends: Sep 10, 2014 12:43:49 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller curated_store, Dublin, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles long collar. with raised petal roses. The Point de Gaze insert is very extensive, with the bobbinlace forming a narrow edging around the whole piece.
Provenance:  Comes with a box with the Alexandrine label.  Probably a Parisian retailer. Box might not be original.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: I see one pinhole in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean, perhaps unused.
Finish: Some light fold creasing.

111453114026   Sold for $54.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/og8gw46 RARE ANTIQUE FIEMISH NECK MECHLIN LACE COLLAR CIRCA EARLY 1800s
Size: 58″ outside, 8.5″ max depth.
Starting Price: $99.99
Auction ends: Sep 10, 2014 18:10:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller st_vlaad, Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: This was spotted by a LaceNews reader, and neither of us could figure it out. It looks like a white cotton guipure, with heavy gimp overcast on around the centers of the motifs (not cut off very well). Probably a 20th c piece. The brides look plaited, and many just sewn into the motifs. There is a standup collar but I can’t tell how it is attached. Please comment if you have any ideas.
Provenance:  Estate sale.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: A little worn with some frayed edges and loose brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light wrinkling.

201162933689   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mvcysa2 ANTIQUE LACE- VALENCIENNE LACE 
Size: ~4.5″ x 70″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Sep 11, 2014 09:56:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A 19th or early 20th c square mesh Valenciennes border. Quite a nice delicate design of swags above and flowers below separated by a trail. Heavy dots used as esprits.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: four joins, ends cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites a few age spots.
Finish: Some light wrinkling.

151403606250   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/le5x7fc Antique Irish Crochet Lace Collar and Cuffs
Size: 15″ neckline, 5″ deep, cuffs 3″ x 9.5″
Starting Price: $34.99
Auction ends: Sep 11, 2014 09:56:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller avivb, Raynham, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar and cuff set. The early ‘horseshoe’ motif is combined with a more modern Rose of Sharon pattern.  Overall it’s a nice matched set.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

311078033017   Sold for #34.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/ofchfnw VINTAGE MALTESE LACE SCARF/LAPPET
Size: 22 cm x 136 cm
Starting Price: 4.99 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 11, 2014 13:34:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller beyondthetower, SOMERSET, United Kingdom
Comments: An Maltese lappet scarf, very white.  Some nice guipure flower work at the along the length, and I like the complex ‘circular’ ground.  Typical border of Maltese crosses with some woven leaves.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: There is a seam at the halfway point, I don’t think it’s original to the piece.
Damage: A few holes along the edge.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: No obvious crease or wrinkles; heavy white silk is pretty forgiving in this regard.

261584321679  Sold for 36.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qeclf5d Handmade Antique Tambour Lace Wedding Veil Heirloom Bride Shawl, Stole
Size: ~20″ x 108″
Starting Price: $975.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 02:00 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller marthyross, Manchester, United Kingdom
Comments: An elaborate rectangular shawl of embroidered machine net. The embroidery looks like Tambour with two different weights of thread, along with some needlerun fillings. Probably Belgian given this technique. Quite an elaborate design, an impressive looking piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pinholes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light wrinkling.

360495967801  Unsold as of 9/12/14 7:41 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/py55ary ANTIQUE LACE- FINE 19THC.BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE HACE HANDKERCHIEF
Size: ~12.5″ square
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 06:56:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A handkerchief border of Point de Gaze. No raised wrok, and no really elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings, although the work in the bands iunside the outer edge is interesting.  Good naturalistic design in a fairly dense pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: No center cloth.
Damage: Seller cites a few tiny repairs. A few small holes and pinholes mainly along the bottom toward the right.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: Slight wrinkling.

390926397685   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/onk429o ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BLACK CHANTILLY LACE SHAWL
Size: 43″ x 85″
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 09:33:45 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller amberfarleigh, Richmond, N. Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular Chantilly shawl.  The photos are a bit vague, wish there were more closeups on a less patterned background. The fillings look more like the 6 pointed star typical of Spain rather than strict honeycomb.  The design is not particularly sophisticated, relying a lot on simple loops and holes.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few repairs, one split (racroc?), some pinholes, one small hole at one end.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: A little wrinkled, not bad.

191319033104   Sold for 36.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m4pmapu Belle dentelle ancienne XIXe aiguille accident NoY
Size: 116 cm x 13 cm center depth.
Starting Price: 45.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 16:57:13 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: An Brussels Duchesse collar with excellent, delicate bobbinwork and some elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings in the needlelace inserts. Note particularly the excellent raised bobbinlace work.  No raised needlelace in the Point de Gaze.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Part of one end missing.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seems to be a cream color, might be a little age staining.
Finish: Some fold creases, especially in the center.

261582203354   Sold for 45.00, EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pfx7kep Belle dentelle ancienne XIXe aiguille ? NoX
Size: 124 cm x 7.5 cm center depth.
Starting Price: 45.00 EUR
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 16:57:13 Paris
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time, gede34, Dans mes armoires, France métropolitaine
Comments: An Brussels Duchesse collar – note hte Point de Gaze roses with raised petals at the very ends of the piece (no needle-made ground). The Duchesse is fairly conventional.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few separations and broken brides.
Finish: Some fold creases throughout.

261582219715   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lvupjgs Antique Irish Crochet Cotton Vintage Lace Fall Cap Lappet Bonnet
Size: 9″ at center, 33″ long
Starting Price: $135.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Sep 12, 2014 22:34:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller twist-in-time,Keller, Texas, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet fallcap; they don’t come up often, but are not unknown. This one has some light trefoil motifs decorated with heavy rings. The picots on the brides look like crocheted rings, but it’s a little hard to tell. An interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301302056133   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/qdeve62 Antique Hand Made Rosaline Bobbin Lace Collar
Size: 28″ long, 2.5″ max width.
Starting Price: $29.00
Auction ends: Sep 13, 2014 14:54:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mike10_mike,West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Comments: An long collar of Rosaline bobbinlace.  No raised ‘perls’, but there are some raised edges.  This is a fine delicate lace normally of excellent design and this piece is no exception.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few minor ‘disconnections’
Soilage: Ecru color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351165287647   Sold for $32.00, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k73ucr7 very pretty irish carickmacross bonnet veil 42x20inchs deep.
Size: 20″ x 42″
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Sep 14, 2014 06:56:05 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A bonnet veil of muslin applique on machine net. Hard to say if this is Carrickmacross – the designs aren’t very typical and there is a curious light picot edge instead of the regular loops.  There are some needlerun fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites 3 or 4 small splits in the tulle, a few marks and pulls.
Soilage: Cream color.
Finish: Light wrinkling.

351163336432   Sold for 16.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

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No Ebay Alerts tomorrow

All my grand plans about catching up on past event notices in August are coming to nothing. If everyone else can take August as a vacation month, I guess I can too.  Actually I’m sitting in my little trailer in an RV park in Flagstaff, Arizona on my way to Las Vegas (work, not play). The internet connections are chancy, at best. So despite a number of interesting laces on Ebay this week, I’m skipping the ebay alerts tomorrow, and probably next Sunday.

I’ll be back full blast in September!

Laurie

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